I have been unemployed for most of the past 8 months. In August I heard about a job that fits my background and training perfectly. I interviewed for it 5 weeks ago and still have heard nothing. Last week, I contacted a lady in HR who said they had been held up by vacations but expected to make a decision this week. I heard today that they had tentatively selected someone else - but it was not final ... at least not until tomorrow or Friday.
I know there are a lot of unemployed people out there right now and some of them need a job worse than I do. I know myself and the things I have done, so I also know that most of those people have led more dedicated and faithful lives that I have. But, the last 8 months have been a real trial - a "Job" like experience, and I have been praying every single night, attending church regularly, and repenting of sin as best I know how. I have not cursed God, though at times I have felt angry enough. I have a son with Asperger's Syndrome and a 13 year old daughter. If I don't get this job I will not be able to support them.
I have been turned down for every other job I have applied for over these months. (more than 100) In fact, just today I received notices from two other employers that they had selected someone else. Another employer did not notify me, but I noticed that they had take the vacancy off their website. As of this moment, I have no other job prospects at all. In 4 weeks I will face financial ruin and poverty. (Not homelessness, but I will not be able to pay back loans, pay for gas in my car, insurance, child support or medicine. I am not eligible for unemployment, medicaid, food stamps or any other government programs.)
Please pray for me to get this job; that God will change the hearts and minds of the people in charge to offer this position to me - I really need and want this job and I have been diligent letting the people know I am interested and qualified. If it is my mind and heart that needs to be changed then pray for that as well.
Lastly, if this isn't the right job for me then please pray that God will open a window somewhere. I can survive another month and then I am broke. It will ruin my family.