This chapter is going to focus on 25 feelings which you may encounter during your time of unemployment. I am going to refrain from any preaching in this chapter but I am going to let the Bible be its own spokesman. The reason for this chapter is that I want to acclimate the new Christian and re-acclimate the seasoned Christian to the Bible. That sounds crazy but many Christians turn to extra-biblical materials when facing crises rather than going to the Scriptures. How many of us turn to writings of famous Christian authors rather than the Bible. Is it wrong to read others? No! If we read them in lieu of the Bible, then we are in danger of placing man's thoughts above God's. Let's consult the Bible. Let us now attend to those 25 feelings.
(Isa 49:15-16) Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. {16} Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
(Prov 15:18) A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
(Isa 26:3) Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
(Prov 13:18) Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
(Heb 6:11-12) And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: {12} That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
(Exo 20:17) Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
(Psa 60:12) Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
(Psa 34:17) The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
(Psa 31:24) Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
(Exo 14:13) And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
(Psa 71:1) In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
(John 8:11) She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
(1 Pet 2:9-10) But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: {10} Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
(Prov 15:19) The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.
(Deu 31:6) Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
(2 Cor 4:8-9) We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; {9} Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
(2 Cor 5:7) (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
(Isa 64:4) For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
(1 Sam 15:23) For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
(Isa 41:10) Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
(1 Cor 16:13) Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
(Heb 4:15-16) For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. {16} Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
(Mark 5:36) As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
(Luke 18:1) And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
(Mat 10:29-31) Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. {30} But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. {31} Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
We have explored only 25 negative feelings you may encounter. You may have other feelings but know this that the Bible speaks to every problem you and I have. This is why it is so important to make the Bible a strategic part of our daily life.

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