Monday, June 2, 2014

Job 5-8

Job is going through a really rough season in his life in Job 5-8.  He's lost much of his livelihood and his health.  He is in pain, mentally and physically.  And now, he endures a difficult visit from his friends.  They see the anguish and misery Job is in and assume he is somehow to blame.

Job has hit a wall.  He's at the end of his rope.  He says,

“Therefore I will not keep silent;

    I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit,
    I will complain in the bitterness of my soul."

Job's friends think his strong words make him unfaithful to God. Job is crying out to God in his pain.  And sometimes, that is the most faithful thing we can do. God hears our cries.

A prayer for today-

Dear God,

Thank You for loving me and always hearing my cry.  Fill me with your strength and your guidance.

I pray for all those who are suffering, those who cry out to You and those who are all out of words.  Wrap your arms around them and give them Your peace and Your healing, Lord.

In the name of Jesus I pray,


Love of Christ,

*This post is part of A Mind-Maker-Upper's Everyday Reading Project.  Click here to read more.



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