WT Study October 2018
Maintain Inner Peace Despite Changing Circumstances
Lloyd and Alexandra learn that they have been reassigned to the field, they at first felt sad. After all, they had been serving at Bethel for over 25 years.
Ryan and Juliette were informed that their assignment as temporary special pioneers had come to an end, they felt dejected.
Osborne and Polite, a South African couple, left Bethel, they thought they would soon have part-time work and a place to live. “Unfortunately,” recounts Osborne, “secular work did not come as soon as we had hoped.” His wife, Polite, recalls: “We did not find work for three months, and we had no savings. It was a real challenge.”
After being thrown out in the streets with no employment and no savings, How does the WTBTS spin these layoffs? Unexpected changes can lead to unexpected blessings!
Paragraph 22 says it all!
22 If life takes an unexpected turn —whether as a result of a change in our theocratic assignments, health problems, or new family responsibilities— be assured that Jehovah cares for you and will help you at the right time. (Heb. 4:16; 1 Pet. 5:6, 7) In the meantime, try to make the best of your situation. Draw close to your heavenly Father through prayer, and learn to leave yourself in his caring hands. In this way, you too will maintain inner peace despite changing circumstances.