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I am being bullied and victimised in my job. I am asking God to find me somewhere else to work. Why is God keeping me in my job where I don't want to work?

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Thank you for your question. I am so sorry to hear that you are being bullied. When I was younger I also experienced bullying in school and know that it can be a horrible time, which leads to not wanting to be around those people at all. I also want to point out that it is very hard to comment on this situation without knowing it in much more detail.

Firstly I want to encourage you that it is not God's fault; He is not doing this to you. The people choosing to bully you are the people in the wrong. If I were to call someone an offensive name, that is not God's fault but mine. This can be extended to all things people do wrong against each other, it is not God's fault but theirs. Please do not blame God for this wrong, but turn to Him for comfort, peace, guidance and justice.

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)

Practically I want to encourage you to seek professional advice on this subject. Firstly speak to your boss / leadership of the work environment. Also speak to the human resources department. These things should obviously not be taking place. Try and limit the amount of contact you have with the people in question. Also keep a detailed note of what happens so you can tell whoever needs to know. I would encourage you to keep looking for different work.

I do know that if these people are sinning against you, they are also sinning against God. God will not let these injustices go unpunished. Either they accept that Jesus died for their sin or they will be judged by God for it. I know this cannot help you right now, but it should bring you peace to know God will not let it go unnoticed.

Do not be surprised...that the world hates you (1 John 3:13)

Find strength in the fact that you know that God is with you. If you are made right with God through Jesus Christ then you have nothing to fear. Can I encourage you to read the 1st chapter of James which talks about trials coming to God's people.

I do hope this general answer to your question goes some way to helping you find peace with God through Jesus Christ our Lord. If you want to know more about what Jesus has done for you please watch the video on the main part of our site: www.lookingforGod.com

In closing, I want to encourage you to get more involved with your local church. It would be good to speak to a Christian leader or another trusted church individual regarding your question. I know they would be delighted to further answer you as well as offer prayer and support as you continue your spiritual journey:

http://www.lookingforgod.com/churchfinder

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