Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Job 30


Berry Girl said...

"I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me; I stand up, and You turn Your attention against me" (v20)

I have totally felt like that (not that I've ever gone through what Job was going through).
But those are the times that I am so thankful for the promises in the Bible, that God hears us, that He is always with us, that He will never leave us or forsake us. I'm so thankful that we have those promises to cling to even when we don't *feel* God's presence with us or feel that He cares for us.

Prairie Chick said...

"I cried for those who were in trouble; I have been very sad for poor people." v25

I remember not that many years ago praying for God to give me a heart of compassion. I felt like I was so detached and uncaring for others pain. I know this was a coping mechanism inherited from all the pain I myself suffered growing up, but I knew I was beyond that and I knew that God wanted me to have a heart of compassion towards the suffering.

He answered that prayer and now I find myself in a place of not fleeing from others pain, but drawing near to them, to accompany them and support them and stand in the gap. It is an emotionally demanding but very rewarding ministry. I pray I will continue to grow in this area of my life.

Shailey said...

"Surely no one would turn against the needy when they cry out for help.Did I not weep for those in trouble?Was I not deeply grieved for the needy?So I looked for good but evil came instead.I waited for the light but darkness fell."v24-26

God was testing Job,he let Satan do horrible things to Job to show Satan that Job deeply loved God.I don't think I could live through all that I would rather die and go to heaven with God than have to go through all that.

Elisa said...

"God, I cry out to you. But you don't answer me. I stand up. But all you do is look at me." vs-20

God listens to you when you cry out to Him. When you feel like He is not listening or He no longer loves you it is Satan that is giving you that feeling. Because God loves you no matter what you do, and when you sin He is not angry but He is sad.

Prairie Chick said...

oh my. glimpses into my kids' hearts melt my own. fellowship is sweet.