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An Encouraging Word for Agency Workers

By June 7, 2021Blog

Here at TFI, we know that being an agency worker is hard work. We see you and want to be a source of encouragement and support to you!

I came across a passage in the book of Psalms recently and it made me think of you and the weight you carry on your shoulders each and every day. My prayer is that you would be encouraged today and have a shift in your perspective as you continue working on behalf of the vulnerable in your community.

Psalm 91:15-16 (TPT) says, 

I will answer your cry for help every time you pray and you will find and feel my presence even in your time of pressure and trouble. I will be your glorious hero and give you a feast. You will be satisfied with a full life and with all that I do for you. For you will enjoy the fullness of my salvation.”
As an agency worker, do you ever feel pressure? Chances are, the answer is yes. You might feel pressure to fix the situations you see. There might be pressure to carry other people’s burdens on your shoulders or pressure to get the resources your clients need all on your own. Maybe you feel the pressure of a heavy caseload and it feels impossible to give each family and child the attention you want to.
If you’re feeling pressure in your job as an agency worker, you are not alone. You also don’t have to let that pressure weigh you down or crush your spirit.
Psalm 91:15 tells us when you feel pressure you can still experience the presence of God. All you have to do to experience His presence in the midst of your pressure and trouble is pray. Cry out to God. He will answer you every single time you call out. That’s a promise.
Another source of comfort and encouragement can be found in verse 16. God promises to be our hero. Isn’t that amazing? The creator of the universe calls himself your glorious hero. Please take this to heart today. God sees you when you are discouraged. He sees you in those moments when you think you can’t go on. He sees you when you doubt yourself and the impact you’re having on the families you serve. He knows how your heart aches when you have to make difficult decisions and you see disappointment and anger all around you. He is there when you are brought to tears over the brokenness you see.
In every hard day and vulnerable moment you experience, he is there and moved to action on your behalf because he is your hero. You have a hero who is ready and willing to come to your rescue – giving you perfect peace, comfort, encouragement, perseverance, strength, rest, and everything else you need.
As an agency worker, you likely experience days or seasons where you are overwhelmed. Maybe the stress of your work causes you to feel weary instead of satisfied. Maybe the thought of ever being truly satisfied in your relationship with God and what you do seems like a farfetched idea. Today, hold onto the truth that we can always find satisfaction in our God. These verses promise that when we call out to God, pursue relationship with him, and share everything with him, we will be satisfied with a purposeful and peace-filled life. You will never be let down by something God has to offer and you will be brought to a place of joy as you experience the fullness of His salvation.
So today I want to encourage you. No matter where you’re at, read those verses again and commit them to your heart. Let the truth-filled promises in these verses replace any lies that the Enemy would try to feed you. You are not alone. You are held, heard, and seen by your glorious hero. He will answer your cries for help and you will be satisfied in His presence.

Becky Nelson

Becky enjoys spending time with friends and family, and has a big heart for caring for those around her. With a strong background in office management, Becky loves creating a welcoming environment for all to enjoy. She spends her time outside of work leading at church, and baking pies!

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