As I prayed Sunday morning, these were the thoughts that came to me about Job:
Have you ever felt like Job?
If you are not sure:
Have you ever been an innocent victim?
Have you ever felt like you have lost everything?
Have you ever been blamed and criticized for things that you did not do?
Have you ever suffered the consequences of someone’s plan of destruction for you?
Well, if you have experienced these, then you can probably understand at least some of how Job felt as he suddenly, out of no fault of his own, lost so much and wondered why he had to go through that period of suffering. Yes, he was down. Yes, he was depressed. Yes, he cried out to God. But he also proclaimed…
“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.” Job 19:25
…and God restored all that Job had lost.
So those of you who feel like Job, just keep praising God… for like Job, it all may just be a test.
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