Job 7-8 B

“I loathe my life; I would not live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are a breath.” 7:16

It’s weird imagining mankind writhing in pain and suffering while God towers over us, uninvolved. That’s what it feels like here, doesn’t it? If you’ve ever experienced tragedy, you’ve felt like Job. You want to lay on the couch all day and can’t do anything but toss and turn all night.

It’s hard to just, grieve. To allow yourself to mourn something and embrace the loss. We actually do just about everything we can to avoid it, don’t we? We distract.

Facing a loss is the first and most important step. What’s something you just can’t sit with?

Maybe it’s not a tragedy like Job’s, but more a change of life. Your children left the home, or age is catching up with you. Maybe a relationship is finally over or your health is permanently changed.

What’s different about our suffering and Job’s is we have someone sitting in the ashes with us. The Holy Spirit is so tangible and warm. Even when it’s lonely, dark and cold. Reach for him!

-Carly

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