chronological day 22 :)

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 – 

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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. ❤ 

One thought on “chronological day 22 :)

  1. Ralph Madrigal says:

    Job 12:2
    You people really know everything, and when you die your wisdom will die with you.
    Job 12:6
    But robbers live in peace; but those who provoke GOD live in safety.
    Job’s argument is well taken. He has and is still holding on to being a just and honest man. He is not angry with the lord he is trying hard to understand why this despair has falling upon him. There is no doubt in listening to Job’s friends trying to convince him to repent of his sins and help him move past this tragedy that they indeed are scholars. Their words though empty and inexperienced are numerous and challenging. Job 14 describes a tree being cut down but having strong roots, soaks in water and starts to sprout limbs.

    Today’s takeaway…GOD is by our side no matter what. It’s easy for us to get angry and not accept comfort when tragedy occurs, who wouldn’t. GOD provides comfort and a plan for us we just have to soak it up.

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