Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Always Our Friend

God assails me and tears me in his anger and gnashes his teeth at me;
 my opponent fastens on me his piercing eyes. Job 16:9

Ever feel like this.... everything that could go wrong does go wrong.  Things are so bad that it seems as if even God is against you.  Job felt this way, and he wasn't afraid to tell God how he felt.  

People talk about the patience of Job, but I see something else.  I see a man who had a personal, intimate relationship with his Creator.  Job knew God, so he was able to speak directly to Him.  Because Job knew God, he understood something else:  no matter what, God is our friend.

Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high. 
My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God. 
 Job 16:19, 20 

Job felt like God was being unfair, but he also knew that his only hope was in God, with God.  God was his witness, his intercessor, and his friend.  Sounds like how the New Testament describes Jesus.

Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.  Hebrews 7:25

You can trust God; He is always your friend. 

Many blessings,
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  1. Beautiful, love what you said here: "You can trust God; He is always your friend." So true. He is the Best Friend we'll ever have!

  2. Thank you for your insight.

  3. Hi Lisa - such a great reminder that at the end of the day its all about God. As David said, he'd rather have God's way as His way is full of grace and mercy. have been missing you.
    God bless

  4. Amen, indeed He is always our friend. When things aren't going well I like to reflect on Job... for one things are never that bad and for two... as tormented as he was He always trusted God. Blessings Lisa :)

  5. Makes me think of one of the songs on Casting Crowns new cd. It's called "Jesus, Friend of Sinners." God Bless!

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