Monday, January 16, 2012


Job 20, 21, and Matthew 11

Reading Job today was difficult, in fact for me reading Job is difficult.  Here is a man that was doing things according the way God wants us to do and Satan wants a turn at him.  (like he does us)  The friends say things to Job and Job responds and with each chapter it gets harder and harder for me to read.  How could Job not wonder some of these words from Job 21 - v. 9, or verse 14 Yet they say to God, 'Leave us alone! We have no desire for your ways.  Who is the almighty, that we should serve him?'  Job was human and he was suffering - truly suffering.  I love that Job knows he can say these things knowing that God hears and understands.  Job knows God loves him and that He can handle anything that Job wants to throw his way.  At that moment, do I think Job was thinking how big God was and wow He can handle it?  Probably not.  He was in the midst of his suffering and was sharing his feelings, his pain, his hurt.  What Job did know was that from his relationship with God before this happened was that God could handle it!

Job knew God before, he knew God during and he would know God after this part of his journey!  He had relationship with God!  In the Matthew reading today from chapter 11 Jesus shared some huge words with us ~ Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
We are not able to save ourselves and we will only find rest in the LORD!  Give it up!  Admit it and fall into Jesus open waiting arms!  He wants to help you.  Until we realize that it doesn't matter what we do we will be emotionally, physically without until we realize that the only thing that will give us refueling is GOD!  It is only in Him will we truly find rest.  Search and eventually you will realize that the truth rest in Jesus!

Need refueling?  Need refreshment?  Run into Jesus and His Waiting Arms for genuine rest and love...

Resting in Jesus,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

I agree that reading Job is difficult as we listen to the friends who mean well, but just don't have all the facts to why Job is suffering like he is. Job is not to blame at all for what has happened to him.