Sid, a reader of FOTM in Canada, is desperate.
In August of this year, after working for the same company as an electronics engineering technician for 4½ years, Sid was laid off, ostensibly because of “restructuring”.
At the time, thinking he would soon be re-employed either by another company or as a freelancer, Sid made the mistake of listening to friends who urged him to buy a house.
Meanwhile, Sid diligently searched, day and night, for another job, but in vain. So he put his house on the market: he placed ads on every local classified site, MLS, Viewpoint, as well as called many customers and friends asking if they knew anyone who wanted to buy.
In October, Sid reached out to FOTM, asking for help. He wrote:
“I had nothing but bad luck most of my life specially this past year, I got laid off from both jobs and purchased a house alone, I went against my gut feeling and instead listened to people around me (neighbors, co-workers and couple of friends). Now those people are ignoring me yet when they want something they call me. I am really depressed and need your help as to what prayers and such I could do to sell this house and move on with life. Thank you.”
I wrote back with practical, psychological and spiritual suggestions. Our email correspondence ended with my attempt to get him out of his depression by suggesting that he begins each day finding ONE thing for which he’s grateful. I wrote, on October 27:
“I suggest you do this every day for the next month: Begin each day by thinking of ONE thing for which you are grateful.During a time in my life when I was very depressed, I did that. And before I even realized it, my depression was gone.Do that for a week, then email me back.”
More than a month passed.
This morning, Sid sent a plea, asking for prayers from FOTM‘s kind readers and powerful prayer warriors:
“I have been praying for 4 months and nothing works, others have been praying for me as well. House is still not selling and I was rejected for Employment Insurance. My life is getting worse, all I want is this house sold. Do you mind placing a thread on your website for everyone to pray for me?, thank you.”
Sid gave me his real name and address. I believe he is legit.
He has done everything he’s supposed to do in job-search and house-sale. He is abandoned by family and friends. He prays. He is desperate.
Please help our brother in Christ with your prayers and counsel. And if you or someone you know has a job for Sid (electronics engineering technician) or is in the market for a house in Nova Scotia, send me an email at:
Thank you for your kindness,