I hate to say I'm an "expert" in this field of unemployment and job changes, but alas, the Lord's path of suffering and chastening led me down this path many times of my years of working. Some jobs I left and others "we agreed" in the parting one way or another. But never did I not feel a sense of loss in the leaving. Even in bad situations, including unemployment, we leave a part of ourselves at the place where we once labored.
The greatest losses has been the relationships, the people you meet who made you smile; or the people you meet who ministered to you in a special way. I can remember at each place of employment, a person or two who made a real imprint on my life in some way or another.
I remember the last person in my last job before transferring to a new job. She is a holy woman of God. She encouraged me into "good works" for the Lord and reminded me about my important character traits that please God. She prayed with me often and her office became a "tabernacle" for us. God would show up and I could cry and yes, I could even do my holy dance before the Lord behind closed doors. It was moments at a time, but precious times and memories of the grace of God to bring along some help to me when I needed it the most. She prayed for me through this last transition and we rejoiced at the goodness of God in providing my every need. As only she can say it: "I see God in this".
It is okay to grieve when you lose or move to another job. We miss little things, like getting up a little bit later in the morning. Maybe it was the daily commute into the office we miss, the hustle and bustle of having somewhere to go. Or maybe it was the person we spoke to every morning at the coffee shop on the way to work that made going to work "easier". God knows it all and He is with us even in providing comforts to those small lost pleasures. That's why I love Him. He understands us best.
So if you are unemployed today, go ahead and cry. Mourn the loss whatever it is. God is with you and understands that you are walking "through the valley of death", the death of a job. But God is able to see you through the valley of death back up the mountain of new opportunities. Ask Him today to comfort you. "Blessed are you who mourn".
Verinda and fellow-laborer