Happy Mondays - Helenor

I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy. 
- Psalm 140 v 12
 My name is a Helenor. I am married with 3 senior school aged children. I qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and have worked for Liverpool City Council for the last 12 years. I work in child protection - presenting cases at the family court and being involved in the decision making of whether a child can safely remain in its family or whether it needs to be removed to live with family members or a foster carer.

My day will consist of attending court, replying to emails, giving telephone advice and supporting younger, less experienced team members. Working in the public sector is challenging - the sector is often under resourced and the saying doing more with less has now been overused and there is only so long you can stretch yourself.

The environment can be stressful with urgent decisions and actions needing to be taken - these decisions effect people's everyday life and futures.

My prayer is that I will be a gracious team member - willing to those around me when they feel overwhelmed and to always try and see the best in people around me and that my words would bring peace in difficult situations. I pray that in our broken world that God's light will shine and that His hand of justice will prevail.

I am seeing the worst bits of life and our broken society on a daily basis and this can lead me to become hard hearted and lose hope that God is in control and can bring everlasting change in our city. I love the work that the charities Home for Good and Safer Families do and they both really help me to cling to hope for change.

How does my faith help me in my job? I don't get told very often that I am doing a good job - people are too busy crisis managing to reflect and praise! My faith helps me to see the bigger picture and reminds me that my boss is Father God who loves me and is pleased with who I am.

1 Comment

Matt - February 16th, 2019 at 3:25am

Brilliant blog