So You Had A Bad Day
After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. — Job 3:1
I want to say how grateful I am for Job. I think this man is exceptional. And I cannot wait to meet him in eternity. He endured events that I am not sure I would ever be able to endure. Nor would I wish these events even on an enemy. Job's lost just about everything. And I mean everything. Cattle, servants, land, and family. He's suffering horrific boils all over his body. He's got a wife who wants him to give up. And he's got three close friends that are going to say some pretty damning things to him. Satan has been relentless. I would assume Job feels pretty lonely.
Well, in chapter three, Job lets us know how lonely he is. He sings a sad song. And I am so glad he does. He needs to break the silence. He needs to cry out.
But there is something noticeable about chapter three. Job never curses God. He curses the day he was born — but never God. Even in the loneliness on the brink of death and excruciating pain, this man will not quit. He will not give up. He will not give in. He sings a sad song and hopes his life will end. But death never comes.
But hang on.
Do you realize that in just one more long day, after forty chapters of long dialogue, Job is going to have the most brilliant day ever. Just one day after singing this song, he's going to talk with God face to face.
So if you are having a bad day and feeling lonely, try this: have faith in God by hanging on one more day. You too may have a brilliant day — God may show up and do something wonderful.
ASK THIS: Are you singing a sad song today?
DO THIS: Hang on one more day! (If you need prayer, let me know in the comments below)
PRAY THIS: God, help me to hang on one more day!
PLAY THIS: Bad Day.
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