Job 14:1-2 Trouble Filled Short Time

Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower and fades away; he flees like a shadow and does not continue. Job 14:1-2

Young people often feel that life on earth will be long one. They are often carefree and able to run around with no problems. As people get older, they are often faced with more and more difficulties. Life tends to feel like it is nothing but problems one right after the other and then they die and it appears as though it is over.

As Job is going through extreme suffering, he complains that man only lives a few days which are full of trouble. Man is like a flower the rises than fades away and disappears.

There are very few people who do not feel that life, as a whole, is filled with lots of trouble. Those difficulties are different for each person, but they are there. The world sees life as full of trouble and then one dies and it is over.

Since the fall of Adam and Eve, there has been trouble in this world. It is filled with sin and the devil does not want anyone to succeed and will bring on trouble for all.

Jesus even promised His disciples that there would be trouble in their lives. That trouble continues to this day in the lives of every believer.

Yet, the believer has a hope that the world does not have nor understand and Job did not yet know. With Jesus there is forgiveness of sin and the promise of eternal life with no more troubles or pain. They realize that life on this earth is but a short amount of time, even if one hundred years. At the point of death on this earth, there is eternal life free of any more trouble.

You have struggles and difficulties in your life. Some are great ones, while others are relatively minor. Regardless of how great they are put your focus, not upon those troubles, but upon God and what Jesus has done for you and will do for you.

God will never leave you nor forsake you. He will give you strength to make it from day to day in the troubles of life. All of these troubles are temporary and soon you will step into eternity with Jesus and never have any more trouble.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s presence in your life; that you will seek God’s strength in times of trouble; and that you will know the hope you have in Jesus Christ for an eternal and pain free life.

Job 10:1 Speaking From The Heart

My soul loathes my life; I will give free course to my complaint, I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. Job 10:1

Nearly every person has some complaint about something, though some will never speak what is on their heart. Other people appear to live to complain about life in general. Everyone has a time in their life when everything that could go wrong does go wrong and it is painful. During those times many will let others know of what is on their heart, the struggles and pain of what they are going through.

As Job went through a series of horrible disasters, he hated his life and chose to speak from his heart of his bitterness and complaint of what was happening.

Every person has times of disaster in one’s life. Everything is going horribly wrong and falling apart. Those are times of intense suffering and pain, whether physically or emotionally.

During those times many people will choose to turn to drugs or something else to deaden the pain or to take their mind off of their troubles. The world has no hope in itself and only sees despair and trouble with no way out. Without God, this is true.

Believers will also have times of extreme trouble in their lives. Their hearts will be filled with pain of the suffering and want to cry out in anguish. Unlike the world, believers have God whom they can run to for strength, comfort and understanding.

God does not always answer the why of the pain and suffering, but is always right by the believer’s side, giving strength and comfort. Jesus went through pain and suffering so that the believer could have life, abundant life that extends into all of eternity. He gives hope to those who are in pain right now.

There will most likely be times in your life in which you are struggling so much that you a hating your life. You may be wondering what is going on and why it is happening. There may appear to be no hope.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus and look to Him, the author and finisher of your faith. Tell God how you are feeling and allow Him to fill you with His Holy Spirit, giving you comfort and strength. Trust Him that He knows what He is doing and allowing in your life to make you more like Jesus.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will speak your heart to God at all times; that you will trust God with all of your life; that God will comfort you in times of difficulty; and that God will give you strength to not turn to the ways of the world in times of trouble.