Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said: Job 4:1 I hate it when those close to me are facing hardship. Not just because I see them suffering, but because I often find myself struggling for the right thing to say. I often feel I have to say something, that the moment requires my encouragement. When I look at the interaction of Job and his friends, I see at first what I struggle… Read More
I see in Job’s expression the same comfort and trust I see in David’s throughout the Psalms. Job in the processing of his grief, knew God was big enough to handle it. Job knew God was able to take the rawness of his feelings and thoughts. But what I find interesting in Job’s lament is not once does he blame God.
I like to hear things that sound good. Things that don’t make me question, feel concerned or convicted. I like being in the majority, knowing what’s being said is supported by “the many”. That’s what I like. The problem is, often what I like and what God through His Word says is right are in conflict. In other words, what the culture and world say is “good and right” contradicts what Jesus… Read More
For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. Psalm 62:1-2 Today there are people who find themselves all over the spectrum of emotion and thought. Honestly, I think that’s true for many days before. We either find ourselves excited for the future, afraid, angry, concerned. Maybe just numb. As a follower… Read More
It’s really funny how God works in our life sometimes. I had this whole post written and scheduled to go live this morning, and something in my gut this morning said I needed to pull it and wait. So I did. No idea why, but the sense was very clear that I needed to wait. So far I have been an observer of others facing more hardship than my family in the… Read More