5 Bible Verses To Get You Through Those Tough Work Challenges

Work Challenges Test Our Faith But God Has The Answers

Work is tough, and if it were meant to be fun all the time it wouldn’t be called “work”! In order to make a living and succeed while making a positive impact on the world, you’ll have to work in some respect. It becomes evident early on that work can come with some pretty harrowing challenges at times. When work challenges start to get you down, look to God and His word for inspiration. He has laid out answers to your problems in the Bible. 5 Bible verses to get you through tough work challenges are:

1. “In your toil at which you toil under the sun. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.” – Ecclesiastes 9:9b-10

What’s being said in Ecclesiastes here is that you should work with all of your all, as we work for God where God has placed us to work. By putting forth our best effort even when challenged, we’re making the best impression possible on God, who has the power to improve our situation.

2. “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” – Colossians 3:23-24

It’s important to remember that we do not work just for our employers, we work for God Himself. He has placed us in our career, and on our path to success, and through thankful and thorough work, we are serving Him dutifully.

3. “Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.” – Proverbs 12:11

When times really get tough, it’s easy to want to give up. Remembering this passage from Proverbs, you can be inspired to continue to work hard as hard work is what will reap God’s reward.

4. “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” – Genesis 2:15

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In Genesis 2:15 we’re reminded that even the first man had to work, and that work is important to our overall growth and journey on God’s path.

5. “I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense, and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down.” – Proverbs 24:30-34

In this passage from Proverbs, we’re reminded of what a lack of work gives us, which isn’t much at all. The sluggard man, the man lacking sense, doesn’t have fields rich with food, he had run down fields yielding nothing of substance.

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