A Jobless Labor Day: Encouragement for the Unemployed

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All around the United States, many are celebrating Labor Day—a national holiday meant to honor the American worker.

Yet in the midst of a pandemic, with stores closing and companies cutting back, this year has left many with reduced hours or no work at all. That’s only added stress and financial strain for those trying to support themselves and their families.

Out of work? 4 tips while you figure out what’s next.

If you’re facing the tough reality of unemployment, know that there’s hope—even if you don’t currently see light at the end of the tunnel.

Let these answers encourage you or someone you know who is out of work, between jobs or unhappy with current employment.

I’ve been without a job for two years, and finally I’ve just given up. Why doesn’t God do something?
Billy Graham responded, “I urge you not to give in to your discouragement, but to keep looking. … In addition, take your free time as a gift from God, and an opportunity to grow closer to Christ.”
>> See what Billy Graham once recommended to those who’ve been searching for a job for a while.

My husband lost his job a few months ago and it has been very hard on us.
“One of the things that often happens to people who lose their jobs, I’ve discovered, is that they begin to think they must be worthless and no longer of any value,” Billy Graham once told a wife concerned she might be “nagging” her unemployed husband.
>> Read why reminding someone of his or her worth in times like this is important.

I got fired, and I’m mad.
Maybe you can relate. But as Christians, is it acceptable to express anger when we feel we’ve been treated unfairly?
>> Find clarity in this answer for the anger you might be feeling after losing a job.

Would God give me another job if I quit?
“God doesn’t want you to be unhappy, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that you ought to quit your job, or that this would be God’s solution to your unhappiness,” Billy Graham once said when someone asked this question.
>> Read all of Mr. Graham’s answer.

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