Friday, February 8, 2013

Job Breaks the Silence

“Why was I ever born?
Obliterate the day!
Erase it from the books!

Why does God bother giving light to the miserable, 
why bother keeping bitter people alive, those who 
want in the worst way to die, and can’t, who can’t 
imagine anything better than death…?
What’s the point of life when it doesn’t make sense, 
when God blocks all roads to meaning?

My repose is shattered, my peace destroyed.
No rest for me ever--death has invaded my life.”
(Excerpted from Job 3, The Message.)

Job’s life is overwhelming and Job let’s God have it! 
He is just getting started. 
Does it make you feel uneasy to read his rant? 
Does this ring a bell with you? 
His words tug at my heart.

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