Does it ever feel like the whole world is against you? Like nothing goes your way? As though God has turned his back on you?
If you think you’ve got it bad, take a look at Job. Not to make light of anything you may be going through, but Job had it bad. Really bad.
Job is also a bit of a whiner. I’d probably whine, too, if I were in his situation.
But in chapter 8, Job’s buddy, Bildad, gives him a bit of a smack upside the head.
How long will you say these things, and the words of your mouth be a great wind?
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert the right?
If your children have sinned against him, he has delivered them into the hand of their transgression.
If you will seek God and plead with the Almighty for mercy, if you are pure and upright, surely then he will rouse himself for you and restore your rightful habitation.
And though your beginning was small, your latter days will be very great.
Job 8:2-7 (ESV)
Bildad is basically telling Job that he’s wasting his breath. God doesn’t change. Get yourself into a place where you can seek God and He will respond.
Where you began will seem unimportant, because your future will be so successful.
Job 8:7 (NCV)
It’s time to stop looking at your circumstance and start looking at God.
God is greater than your circumstance.
Daily Bible reading: Job 7-9; Acts 7:44-60