Good evening y’all. Today we are studying Job chapter 3.
Be blessed 🙂
In todays chapter, it seems Job finally hit rock bottom. He had what i would describe as an emotional melt down. His physical side kicked in. He was starting to feel the pain and the reality of his situation was beginning to dawn on him. Rather than curse God, he decided to curse the day he was born. He sincerly wished he wasnt born and just wanted a way out. In short brother Job was suicidal!!! Yes its the bible and yes! our brother Job who told us in chapter 2 that how can we expect good from God and not expect any evil was feeling suicidal.
I’m sure there are a few of us that can relate to Jobs lamentation here. I have found myself in situations where i have hit rock bottom and really thought there was no way out. But God in His mercy and grace always shows up just before its too late. He has never left me stranded 🙂
For as many that may be going through one challenge or the other, remember God’s promise to never leave us nor forsake us. He is always present to help us. Even though in the trial, it might seem as if He has forsaken us but the truth is, He can and will never leave us alone. Keep trusting and believing Him. Hold on to the promises He has given you.
I will leave us with a few of my favorites scriptures that have helped me through rough times.
“But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I gave Egypt as a ransom for your freedom; I gave Ethiopia and Seba in your place.
Others were given in exchange for you. I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you”. (Isa 43: 1-4 NLT)
“I love you, Lord;
you are my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;
my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me,
and my place of safety.
I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and he saved me from my enemies.
The ropes of death entangled me;
floods of destruction swept over me.
The grave[a] wrapped its ropes around me;
death laid a trap in my path.
But in my distress I cried out to the Lord;
yes, I prayed to my God for help.
He heard me from his sanctuary;
my cry to him reached his ears”. (Psa 18: 1- 6 NLT)
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand”. (Isa 41:10 NLT)
“For I hold you by your right hand—
I, the Lord your God.
And I say to you,
‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.
Though you are a lowly worm, O Jacob,
don’t be afraid, people of Israel, for I will help you.
I am the Lord, your Redeemer.
I am the Holy One of Israel.” (Isa 41: 13 – 14 NLT)
“God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
So we will not fear when earthquakes come
and the mountains crumble into the sea”. (Psa 46: 1-2 NLT)
“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” (Deut 31: 6 NLT)
“Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child?
Can she feel no love for the child she has borne?
But even if that were possible,
I would not forget you!
See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands”.(Isa 49: 15-16 NLT)
“And we know that God causes everything to work together[m] for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them”.(Rom 8: 28 NLT)
I pray God will give us the grace to trust Him continually even as we go through the trails of life. I pray we will feel His presence near at all times and will hear His voice clearly speaking to us. I pray His Spirit will encourage and comfort as many that are going through one trial or the other right now In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Thank you for joining today . Pls feel free to share your thoughts on the chapter.
Have a blessed evening
***With God all things are possible***