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Job had been a wealthy man when tragedy struck but he responded well to the first test when he lost his children, his livestock, and his property. The second test was painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head (Job 3:7).
When going through difficult times, the mind may get tired, the body weak, confidence may be shaken, and patience strained. In Job 3, questions are asked by Job and he was in a dark time. The common element of the questions Job had are about his life. He asked for what reason he was even born?
Success followed immediately by tragedy provokes many questions. Thoughts about what happened, why did it happen, and bitterness may set in. It is during tragedy, that we understand more about those in desperate situations. We can sympathize and when the questions are asked, we have a better answer for them.
A person in the lowest valley needs to hear that God will start to work things out. If Job made it out, there is certainly hope for them. They can get back on track and start again to climb the highest peak again if they maintain hope in their struggles.
Father God, You have provided light for dark times. Today, we examine our hopes and dreams and believe You can take them to a level that we never imagined before. We remember What Jesus went through on the cross. There may be times of struggle, pain, and despair but the morning light will dawn and we can emerge from the darkness into a brighter future. With You, there is sure victory because our ultimate hope is in Jesus. Nothing we ever face will be greater than what Jesus has given with the Holy Spirit. In His name we pray … Amen!