Please read Job 12, Job 13 and Job 14. Are you hanging in here with Job? It’s not everyone’s favorite book (but I do love it!). Here’s what I am thinking this morning –
You can just hear Job’s despair, his almost-complete lack of hope… but he still continues his dialogue with God. Communication is key in relationship, and God is all Job has at this point. (He’s all we have, too, when you think about it – though we are blessed with much, He is the only thing we cannot do without!)
“True wisdom and real power belong to God;
from Him we learn how to live,
and also what to live for.
If He tears something down, it’s down for good;
if He locks people up, they’re locked up for good.
If He holds back the rain, there’s a drought;
if He lets it loose, there’s a flood.
Strength and success belong to God;
both deceived and deceiver must answer to Him.” (12:13-16)
It’s so important to take our hurts to our Father, rather than allowing pain to drive us away from Him. His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. ❤