QT – Job 19

Vs. 2, “How long will you torment me and crush me with words.” At this point, Job realizes that his friends are not completely right, but he also realizes his attitude isn’t great either. While Bildad gave us vivid pictures of death, Job gives us vivid pictures of the trials of life (vs. 5-12). From feeling like an animal trapped to a king dethroned, we get a good idea of Job’s perspective.  Our hearts certainly go out to Job as he feels lonely and deeply saddened by what is going with his life. But, even in his struggles…Job finds a reason for hope.

Regarding application…Remarkable Faith. Vs. 25, “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.”  Since the recent youth retreat we had, I can testify of some wonderful faith displayed by the CTC Youth group!  And that “mountaintop” feeling has still lingered in many of my students hearts, praise God!  However, when we look at Job’s faith…this is truly remarkable.  It’s one thing to have faith in the midst of good things (retreats, etc.), but to display faith when there is little hope like Job did….”Wow”.  Question: How was Job able to do this?  I firmly believe he was able to because of his desire to seek the Lord daily.  We know that God himself looked upon Job as a righteous man.  The more we walk with the Lord, the stronger we are going to be when trouble comes.  And as many of you might remember Jesus telling us, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33).  Amen!!!