There is a place of sorrow, a place of trauma that leaves you feeling empty and alone. You feel abandoned by those close to you, seeking help and relief that never comes. This is the place Job is at when he expressed in Job 19:13-14: “He has removed my brothers far from me, And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me. My relatives have failed, And my intimate friends have forgotten me (NASB).” Job could not find comfort from the agony that overtook his life.
Yet he did not abandon his faith in God. In the midst of his pain, he continues to trust in the Lord. “As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth,” he said in 19:25. He knew God would be victorious over all trials on this earth. He knew sorrows here on earth would be washed away in eternity with God. “Even after my skin is destroyed, Yet from my flesh I shall see God (19:26),” he said.
It is hard to remember when we struggle with pain that it is a temporal thing we go through on this earth. The sorrow is real and at times it seems never ending. Yet God is faithful. He does not abandon us in our time of need. He is there with us every moment. Remember that as a follower of Jesus, one day we will be fully restored with God and the pain we endured on earth will be gone forever.
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