I loathe my very life;
therefore I will give free rein to my complaint
and speak out in the bitterness of my soul – Job 10:1
We all remember Job for how he honored God, but let us not forget that he also complained again God too…
For some reason, we believe once we accept Jesus as our Savior and begin living as a Christian, our life will somehow become easier and less eventful.
But if the Bible is any indication, we know this is far from the case.
What I love about this passage in Job is that we’re reminded of two very important truths as a Christian:
* Life isn’t always fair or easy
* We can speak out against our situation while still honoring God
In the next verse in Job 10, Job says to God, “Do not declare me guilty, but tell me what charges you have against me.”
God never explains why Job went through what he did, only that His reasons are beyond our comprehension.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts. – Isaiah 55:8-9
After suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for years in my early twenties, I met with a pastor who asked if I’d ever asked God for healing. As a new Christian, not only had the thought never crossed my mind, but I assumed if it was happening to me, God must have meant for it to happen.
He urged me to not only start praying for healing, but to pray often.
It taught me this:
Just because something happens to us, doesn’t mean God can’t take it from us.
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So whatever it is you’re currently going through, don’t just grin and bear it, but instead embrace hope, do what you need to do to get through it, remember that you don’t need to understand why and always pray for God to remove it from you.
Once A Day Bible Reading Plan & Devotion
Scripture: Job 6:1-10:22
You can use this daily Bible reading plan with any Bible, but it’s patterned from NIV Once-A-Day Bible: Chronological Edition (which you can buy by clicking the title or the image below).
Remember, you can start on ANY day of the year with this Once A Day Chronological Bible Reading Plan & Devotion…just click here to go to Day 1!