40 days of Sorrow, a walk with Job
March 11, 2019, 6:00 AM

Lent 2019 Day 5, Job Chapter 7


Job chapter seven adds a small detail to the events of Job's suffering that I never noticed. We know that Job's friends sat with him for 7 days and 7 nights without saying a word. But we never knew how long Job was suffering before his friends arrived. Job 7:3 now gives us a little more information, "So I have been allotted months of futility, and wearisome nights have been appointed to me." Job has been suffering for MONTHS. The longer that suffering is, the harder it is to see light at the end of the tunnel. Verse 7 Job says, "Oh, remember that my life is a breath! My eye will never again see good.

In John chapter 5, Jesus meets a man at the pool in Bethesda. This man had an infirmity for thirty-eight years. Jesus questioned him on his DESIRE to get well. Is there any hope left for a better life. Job 7:17-18 offers a slight nugget of HOPE. "What is man, that You should exalt him,That You should set Your heart on him, That You should visit him every morning, And test him every moment?" Job looks at all of creation and realizes that there is something special about man. God exalts man. Out of all creation, man has a very special place in God's heart. Even in our darkest times, God is still checking on us every morning. 

No matter how long we have been suffering, even if we can't hear or feel the presence of God, God loves us and He is always there. 

 



Comments

03-11-2019 at 8:38 AM
Ruth Edwards
Looking back at some of the periods of my life when I felt alone, that God wasn’t there during a hard time, I realize that He was actually “carrying” me through the rough spot. I wasn’t alone at all! He loves me. ME! He loves ME!
03-11-2019 at 8:00 AM
Kathy Dora
I keep thinking of what we talked about temptation. It’s not the process but giving up when there seems to be no ans or when God doesn’t seem to hear. For me that means perseverance is the Lord’s way out.
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