“Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for, that God would be willing to crush me, to let loose his hand and cut off my life!” Job 6:8-9
Under the great pressure of all the loss Job had gone through, he was requesting that God would take his life. He could not see where he had gone wrong with God, but believed the fault had to be with himself. Since he felt the guilt, he wanted to die and get it all over with.
People all over the world go through many different types of pressure. For many, the pressure gets to be too much and they want to end it all. The method that they choose to end it all is very often suicide.
Everyday thousands of people attempt suicide to end the pain of whatever they are suffering. Many of those people succeed. They believe that death is the easiest way out of the pain and that they have no other choice.
Not every one goes to the point of suicide. There are many, even among believers, who desire that God would take their life. They quietly desire that somehow they would die, rather than live with the pain and trouble of life.
Job was at this point. It was good for him that God did not grant his request. In the end God blessed him with a lot more than he had before.
There will be times that you will want to quit. You will feel the pressure that God is allowing you to go through is too great for you.
Your real challenge will come in as to whether you are trusting God or not. Are you trusting that God will not give you more than you can handle?
Satan and this world will try to break you down and destroy you. God is trying to build you up into someone great. Both create extreme pressure and at times great pain. Both may cause you to want to quit and give it all up.
Let go of this temporary life and trust God for it. Allow Him to do what is best in your life. Seek Him during the painful times and do not give up. Do not be discouraged, but trust in God. Do not quit or desire for God to end your life.
I pray today that God will give you His peace and strength; that you will trust God’s path for your life; that you will not be crushed under the pressure God allows; and that you will not give up.