Oh, that I had one to hear me!
Here is my mark.
Oh, that the Almighty would answer me,
That my Prosecutor had written a book!
Surely I would carry it on my shoulder,
And bind it on me like a crown;
I would declare to Him the number of my steps;
Like a prince I would approach Him.
Job 31:35-37 (NKJV)
Could it be that contemplating one's problems...
with such intense focus,
with constant and never ending reason,
could be a source of pride,
could turn to self-worship...
and even be considered idolatry?
If Job had a Facebook,
would we ever see his lamenting posts...
pondering his problems,
longing for likes,
fainting for friends?
For certainly he has greater problems than any I know...
but he has also come to focus on only those.
And the constant wonder of why,
the constant focus on self,
becomes a source of worship...
for it has taken his constant focus and attention.
Word of God... train me, today...
not to focus solely on myself, my problems, my sorrows;
but rather to lift my eyes.
I will lift up my eyes to the hills...
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:1-2 (NKJV)
from my heart...
I write as an overflow... an expression of my true love for God and with a deep desire to encourage others in their day to day lives. For we can only find peace, joy, and satisfaction when we yield to the One who yielded His life for us.