This greeted me today at my kitchen table devotions. It is from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions:
Give me vivacity in religion,
that I may be able to take all reproofs from other men
as from thy hands,
and glorify Thee for them
from a sense of Thy beneficent love
and of my need to have my pride destroyed.
Alright then, as I ride my bike this morning I am going to think back over all the reproofs I can remember of the past year and reframe them as if they were from the hands of my heavenly Father. I think this should be an amazing step to resolving the anger/hurts, etc and promote healing for the termination from my job. It may well take it from the head to the heart knowledge of His amazing grace.
I must get dressed to ride my bike. There is a heavy mist that should dissipate as I ride. Oh, the foreshadowing.
God will bless you this day, expect it!