Job 2:9-13 (NIV)
9 His wife said to him, “Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!
”10 He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”
In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.
11 When Job’s three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.12 When they saw him from a distance, they could hardly recognize him; they began to weep aloud, and they tore their robes and sprinkled dust on their heads. 13 Then they sat on the ground with him for seven days and seven nights. No one said a word to him, because they saw how great his suffering was.
Life presents us each a different story of life.
FRIENDSHIP ~ It is good to have friends who will stick with you through it all. Someone who comes along side of you and is there through ups and downs. Each of us have our own stories of life and we might not be like Job, but we have lost a lot in life. I think of my life from early on and the struggles of just living. The struggle of having food on the table and going to be hungry at times. As an adult, I found myself figuring out how to feed my own family when my husband fell 40 feet from a construction site. He was off of work for over a year and trusting God became so important in life. Learning to live by trusting God and not site at times. People enter our lives and some bring so much joy. Just having them around brings peace to our minds and knowing God is on the scene. Jesus is a real friend too.
Proverbs 18:24 New International Version (NIV)One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
You have been through a lot in life and God can use it. Nobody really wants to hear in the hard times of life, that Jesus is going to use it. Yet, he does use our sorrows and our gains in life. Every bit of our lives can be used for his glory. Our good attitudes not only helps us, but others. Live by example and you will see how amazing life can become. When I turned my thoughts from negative to positive, things started changing for me. Real friendships began and I see how important a new day becomes. Life changed suddenly and let us stand firm in faith, hope, love plus all good things. Purpose this a good day!
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.