Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tough to Swallow

     Ever dealt with something that was tough to swallow?  Words spoken ringing like bells in your ears or even actions speaking louder than those words?  Ever just felt crushed again & again by the same circumstances?  Ever picked yourself up after being hurt over & over only to find yourself right back with the same muck thrown on you?  Ever been sick of dealing with a situation you didn't create, much less ask for?
     I've been reading through the book of Job, studying it, & searching for a peace in a trial that seems to never have an end.  I cannot possibly wrap my mind around Job's circumstances that surrounded him.  What sticks out to me thus far that I can identify with is that it was no fault of his own.  It was just kinda like being dealt a bad hand & it getting worse until it encompasses & effected his entire life.
     Job was beaten down by this situation & even seems to get angry with his "comforters".  It amazes me how he retained his integrity with God.  Job 20:25-26 says "For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:  And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God."  Also, Job 23:10 states "But he knoweth the way that I take:  when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold."
     When others fail us, God is still there.  He will see us through!  He is in control.  He sees the end.  He knows best.  Readers, you have been so good to comment, email, call, text, whatever...Please help me pray that God will continue to send His grace as I fight this battle, cover me with His wings, & send that peace & joy in the midst of me facing this that I don't understand.  Love you all!

1 comment:

  1. Great post been there...I always heard that when we go through a battle or trail over and over..God is trying to teach us something from it or He is showing us something we need to do or not to do. Stand back and look at the trail and find what you need to do or learn from it..When God works on us, He returns us to the potter wheel..it is not always easy but when He fashion us into His likeness..Then He can use us. Love how you share your heart... love ya Aunt Teresa