Blaming Fate When Things Go Wrong (part 2)

Part 2–

In Job 5, Eliphaz is still offering help and comfort to Job. He tells Job to seek comfort in the arms of God. He encourages Job not to quit and give up on living.

Job 5:6-27 (The Message)

6 Don’t blame fate when things go wrong—
trouble doesn’t come from nowhere.

7 It’s human! Mortals are born and bred for trouble,
as certainly as sparks fly upward.
What a Blessing When God Corrects You!

8 “If I were in your shoes, I’d go straight to God,
I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

9 After all, he’s famous for great and unexpected acts;
there’s no end to his surprises.

10 He gives rain, for instance, across the wide earth,
sends water to irrigate the fields.

11 He raises up the down-and-out,
gives firm footing to those sinking in grief.

12 He aborts the schemes of conniving crooks,
so that none of their plots come to term.

13 He catches the know-it-alls in their conspiracies—
all that intricate intrigue swept out with the trash!

14 Suddenly they’re disoriented, plunged into darkness;
they can’t see to put one foot in front of the other.

15 But the downtrodden are saved by God,
saved from the murderous plots, saved from the iron fist.

16 And so the poor continue to hope,
while injustice is bound and gagged.

17 “So, what a blessing when God steps in and corrects you!
Mind you, don’t despise the discipline of Almighty God!

18 True, he wounds, but he also dresses the wound;
the same hand that hurts you, heals you.

19 From one disaster after another he delivers you;
no matter what the calamity, the evil can’t touch you—

20 “In famine, he’ll keep you from starving,
in war, from being gutted by the sword.

21 You’ll be protected from vicious gossip
and live fearless through any catastrophe.

22 You’ll shrug off disaster and famine,
and stroll fearlessly among wild animals.

23 You’ll be on good terms with rocks and mountains;
wild animals will become your good friends.

24 You’ll know that your place on earth is safe,
you’ll look over your goods and find nothing amiss.

25 You’ll see your children grow up,
your family lovely and lissome as orchard grass.

26 You’ll arrive at your grave ripe with many good years,
like sheaves of golden grain at harvest.

27 “Yes, this is the way things are—my word of honor!
Take it to heart and you won’t go wrong.”

As I said yesterday, depression is a serious matter. Only God can fully heal any sickness. here is a video I made a while back that I think speaks to what else I want to say about the subject.

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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Blaming Fate When Things Go Wrong (part 1)

Good afternoon readers. I apologize for the late posting. I had a late night last night. For some reason I couldn’t sleep. I felt God speaking to me about stages in my life that weren’t the greatest in the world. This kind of tied into what I am reading about Job. This post is going to be broken up into two parts because Job 4 and Job 5 are tied together.

PART 1

As I read through Job 4, I felt like God was speaking to me about depression. Here Job is down and out, wanting to give up, and his friend Eliphaz wants to help him out of it. Eliphaz basically tell Job that he has a lot to live for, and that everything will be ok. Job has helped people out that wanted to quit, and so Eliphaz wants to do the same thing. At the end of Job 4 it states this:

Job 4:21 (The Message) :

Don’t Blame Fate When Things Go Wrong

I found a passage on YouVersion and wanted to share it with you.

‘I’m reaching the end of my tether’- Do you ever feel like this? What are we to do when, like Job, we find ourselves sinking into a state of deep depression? Remember Jesus. Remember His suffering – ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken Me?’(Matthew 27:46). He suffered for us. He suffers with us. In our suffering, we need Jesus. We need His love. Some may say, ‘You’ve only yourself to blame’. They will tell us, ‘Pull yourself together’. What good will this do – without the love of Jesus? Without His love, things will only get worse. Jesus knows how we feel. He’s been there. He went to the Cross – for us. Behind His suffering, we see His love. He has ‘suffered’. He has been ‘tempted’. He feels our pain. He comes to us with ‘mercy and grace’. He is our ‘Help in time of need’(Hebrews 2:18; 4:15-16).

This passage spoke a lot to me. Depression is a real thing. I agree with this passage in that the best way out of it is to remember what Jesus was put through. He suffered and will suffer along side us.

God I pray today that people suffering from depression, no matter the reason why, listen to you  and your teachings Lord. Depression is something that we need your help with. Your hand is the ultimate healer. May Your power and presence comfort them and the people around them.

Until next time readers, God Bless!

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