Job 10:1; 19:13-19
"My soul is weary of my life;"
"He has removed my brothers from me and my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
My relatives have failed, my close friends have forgotten me, my maid servants count me as a stranger.
I call my servant, but he gives me no answer, my breath is offensive to my wife, even young children despise me, all my close friends abhor me, and those whom I love have turned against me."
It doesn't get any worse than that, in my opinion. Job was weary and tired of life and the hand it dealt him. I do understand.
Have you ever been weary? I mean really weary? Have you felt like things can't get any worse? Have you ever been so down and out and alone all at the same time?
Scripture doesn't tell us how long Job's trial and crisis lasted, but it lasted long enough to create the emotional trauma it caused, especially for Ms. Job. She had reached the point where she was repulsed by the person closest to her, her husband, Job.
Life can get that hard for some of us. Life can wear us down and make us weary. Doing 'Life' is hard and what makes it harder is when the Christians around you add to your burdens by tearing you down. All the people who should of had something supportive and encouraging to say bailed on you or they tried to psychoanalyze your situation.
Job was a man like any other. He was perplexed about his situation. He was in pain. He was alone. He was hated, scorned and rejected. He was sorely misunderstood and ostracized by the very people that should have had his back.
Job endured, and the one thought that he settled in with was the thought, "Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?" (Job 2:10).
Job was holding on by this one thread, his faith in God, a God he didn't understand, a God whose promises he held on to, and a God who was carrying him, and holding him, when he other wise would have let go. I don't know about you, but I probably would have let go. I have never experienced the things that Job did, and I have experienced times when I wanted
to throw in the towel and just let go. Life can sometimes be that hard.
Sometimes in those moments all we can do is throw ourselves on the God who understands it all. Sometimes all we need to utter is, "HELP" and "HELP MY UNBELIEF"! God hears, He is always there for us. He is very near in those times.
The Lord is the man of sorrows acquainted with grief, abandonment, heartache, being misunderstood, lied on, cursed at, mocked, abused, loneliness, hatred, pain, afflictions, loss and death. He's the only one capable of understanding it all, down to the minutest detail.
As a writer, I enjoy giving you the honest side of truth! As an artist, I create what doesn't exist. Each day I look for new and creative ways to use every ability God has so graciously given me.