Monday, November 18, 2013

The Job Factor

Dear God,

I can't imagine what Job went through while he was living. He was plagued with sores, his friends discouraged him, his wife gave NO support, he lost his land and all his possessions. He lost his children when a house collapsed on them.

Job went through TREMENDOUS loss but in the end, he was blessed with twice as much as he had before his loss. I am thinking that he forever had the scars of loss from all he had to suffer through. I'm thinking that he again experienced happiness and joy but he had to remember the loss he experienced until the day he died.

The process of living is filled with loss and gain, pain and joy, disappointments and encouragements. I think some folks experience these things with greater intensity than others do.

Lord, is it the intensity of the process that creates greatness? I don't even know if greatness is the right word or not. Extreme maturity and wisdom......maybe these two things are what we receive from the experiences we travel through.

Just thinking out loud on paper/computer today.


{Daily Scripture Reading: II Corinthians 1:3-7}

He comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can
comfort those in any trouble with the comfort
we ourselves receive from God.
II Corinthians 1:4

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