Do you ever feel like Job in the bible?
Today, I was going to write a post regarding the questions and life of Job in the bible. (I’m working on a book regarding Job in the modern world with a twist…..yeah I know I said I was not going to write another book, but I just have to). I asked my Facebook friends to give me their thoughts regarding relating to Job’s life and the questions he had during his suffering. I had many very personal and heartbreaking emails and those that brought great hope. Please feel free to send me your stories and thoughts. I would love to use them as part of my research and possible inclusion with the book.
I received an incredible email from Stefanie Jane. I asked her permission to use her email and name for my blog post today.
May her response be one of encouragement, hope and continued faith in your journey as we walk day by day.
I use Job’s story as a lesson when I’m sharing my testimony, for two reasons. He was upright man that feared his God. He was righteous man, I too was a little girl that feared and obeyed God yet God allowed Satan to test Job and me to the brink of our faith. God allowed Jobs life to be spared but he suffered greatly, beyond what most people could endure. Being a child growing up in a very abuse home, I was mentally physically and sexually abused beyond what most kids could endure and my abuse didn’t stop at home. God knows how much we can handle, He won’t take us beyond that point. When reading the book of Job I get to about chapter 20 and feel like Job is just whining and I feel his depression had clouded his every action and thought. Which brings me to my second point. When we sit around and wallow in self pity, just as I did in my teen years, you can miss so many positive attributes that are going on around you and your friends most likely will get fed up with your negativity. However God restores the broken, He shows Himself when we are full of despair. He teaches us life lessons we would have never understood if we had not been tested. But ultimately God is in control, and He knows how to turn any test into a testimony if you are willing to trust and have faith in Him.
No one has the same story as you but Father God can teach us lessons we need to share so others don’t falter where we had and to give a hope to those hurting.
God has our best interest at heart because loves us!
As always, if you have questions, comments, suggestions on topic areas or would like to share some of your story, please email me at email@example.com. I would love to hear from you.
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