I was asked this morning as to why out of 12 children my life seemingly is the only one that is constantly going through things and that I am always “stuck” or need to have help from other people while even though the others may suffer a slight inconvenience it always works out for them.
This person does not believe that God does anything for anyone and that you only have you and you have to help yourself. This person tells me that I’m always relying on a Bible reference to reflect on my situations. So my reflection this morning is of Job. Job is about the only other person that I can think of that went through unexplained things as I do but permission was granted for Job to be allowed to go through the things he suffered.
Job lost all that he had and as a point of reference what would have happened to Job had he listened to his so called family and friends that told his to curse God and die because they could not understand the kind of evil that attacked him. He would be in Hell today and not received the return in this life and Heaven in the next.
We can’t pray for ourselves but others should. Even in Job’s case, God had to use people to restore back to Job.
7 And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.
8Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.
9So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them: the LORD also accepted Job.
10And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
11Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.
12So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.
13He had also seven sons and three daughters.
14And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.
15And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.
16After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, even four generations.
17So Job died, being old and full of days.
Now understand there are some things that we can’t pray for ourselves! I can’t pray for myself and I don’t have people praying for me. That’s how the Body of Christ is set up. Everybody I know is busy trying to understand why I am always going through things and need other people’s help. I just wish that I had other people praying for me the way that I pray for other people.
What would happened if your feet decided that I’m not walking anymore or if your tongue said forget it I am not speaking or your organs just shut down and said we are not working anymore, what would happen to your body then?