I’m a student 3 days a week and the remaining days of the week I’m working. The days I work include the sabbath day and I’m obviously breaking one of the commandments.  The problem I have is that I need this job and it’s agreed on my contract I’ll work the weekend. So will God understand my situation?


God definitely does understand your situation, but not in the way you mean it. If your relationship with God is as it should be, God would have impressed you that half measures are not OK when it comes to Him. It is all or nothing. We either accept God fully, and surrender our lives to Him totally, trusting that He will supply all our needs, or we are not Christians. Look at what the Bible says about our relationship with God.

Deuteronomy 6:5   You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

Luke 14:33   So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.”

1 Corinthians 10:31   Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Your relationship with God will never grow while you are doing what you know is wrong. And I know that you know that, because you are asking the question. You are worried about your job, if you tell them that you are unable to work from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday. But you are not trusting God to work out a solution for you. He is just waiting to show you that He is able to give you the complete Sabbath off, or to give you a job where you do not have to work on Sabbath.

Philippians 4:19   And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

What matters most is your relationship with God, but it must be a complete surrender of your will to Him, and a complete trust that He will supply all your need. An incomplete relationship is of no use at all. Trust God and let Him show you what He can do for you, if you are willing to give your whole life to Him.

God bless as you entrust your life totally to Him, and see the miracles He is able to do for you!        

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