Welcome back. Today we are going to conclude this series about how life hurts, but God is there to heal our wounds. Yesterday, we talked about David and how God rescued him from the pit of despair. Today, we are going to focus on Job.
Have you ever felt that you can’t catch a break? It’s like one thing after another keeps happening and you just want to go hide?! That is how Job felt.
Job was a rich man with a large family. He was considered blameless and upright by The Lord. He was careful to avoid evil. One day, Satan appeared before The Lord. Satan said that Job was only blameless because The Lord had blessed Job with many things. The Lord gave Satan permission to punish the man. Satan thought that Job would turn away from God.
Job lost all his possessions. All his children were killed in a tornado. Job’s health declined as he endured horrible sores all over his body. His friends and wife mocked him for staying true to The Lord after enduring such pain.
In Job 7:20 — Job prays “If I have sinned, what have I done to you, you who see everything we do? Why have you made me your target? Have I become a burden to you?”
Job was tired of suffering. Finally at the end of Job, he realizes there is a purpose for his suffering. He understands that God is with him, God does care, and God is alive! After his suffering, Job is restored. Job 42:10 — “After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.”
We must remember that we are not alone. God is with us! He cares for us! He will never leave us! There is a purpose for our sufferings!!
Come back tomorrow for some encouraging scriptures to help you when you are struggling with life’s hurts. ~M