For God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that he may give to him who is good before God.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

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Being unemployed is about as fun as finding a scorpion in your shoe. There’s a feeling of entrapment, sometimes desperation, trying to find a way to earn a living. This article provides some tips on how to ‘overcome’ your circumstances whilst looking for a job and waiting for your situation to change. Work is a Biblical principle, so it’s not God’s desire for you to be without work.


1 – Let your emotions out

You are probably experiencing an emotional firestorm inside you, especially if you were retrenched or fired. It’s important to deal with these fears and not bottle up how you are feeling. Trying to handle it on your own is corrosive to your health and inevitably makes matters worse. Find a trusted friend, family member, or pastor to speak to and let your emotional woes out. It’s particularly important to confess if you feel depressed, angry, hurt, hopeless, or even suicidal.


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