Stephen Hyder: Prayer as a First Step Towards a New Job


So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)

Stephen Hyer (second from right) with members of the BCBC youth ministry.

Stephen Hyer (second from right) with members of the BCBC youth ministry.

Losing a job is one of the most stressful life experiences. And today, nearly 94 million Americans are neither employed nor looking for work.

For them, it’s normal to feel angry, hurt, depressed, scared, and grief at all that they’ve lost. It’s normal to feel anxious about what the future holds.

Job loss and unemployment can rock your sense of purpose and self-esteem.

While it can all seem overwhelming, there are many things you can do to take control of the situation. And at the top of the list is prayer.

Pastor Tommy tells us, “Prayer is a cornerstone of life.”

On life’s journey, sometimes prayer is forgotten. It can get lost as we become overwhelmed by issues of the moment.

Stephen Hyder recently went through one of those times—the fear of a job slipping away followed by the trepidation of a job lost. But unlike many who in difficult times forget to pray, he turned towards prayer for support and guidance.

Here is his moving story.