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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Why then did you bring me out of the womb? I wish I had died before any eye saw me.
These are Job’s words, who perhaps suffered more than any man in history. In one day, he lost his huge business, enterprise, his house was leveled, and all 10 of his children were killed! He was then stricken with boils across the entirety of his body. He scaled the boils with broken pottery while his friends encouraged him to curse God and die. It was so bad that Job said, “God, why did you let me be born? I wish I had died before anyone even saw me!” But here’s what I want to say from my six decades of living, “In The Worst of Times, It’s Not Over!”
In all of my life, I’ve never met a successful person with some age on them who has completely escaped suffering of any kind. It just hasn’t happened. Why? Because it’s the tremendous pressure of life’s uncertainties and surprises that develops true grit. Job was begging to die. He hated the thought of his existence when at one time, he walked in triumph. However, God did not take Job out, and somehow Job didn’t kill himself but held on. The scripture tells us that in time Job had ten more children and doubled what he had before (Job 42:10). Like I said to start with, “In The Worst Of Times, It’s Not Over!”
I can never Thank you enough for never giving up on me. In my darkest times, you’ve never failed me. When I’ve felt alone and separated and hopeless for another day of victory, you’ve picked me up, turned me around, and set my feet on solid ground! AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN! Amen