My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God. O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour! (Job 16:20-21)
Today's Morsel: Job's patience is legendary. Even people who give little thought to the things of God know a little bit about his story. But those of us who know more can hang around and see a whole lot more than the patience of Job. We can see that it takes more than perseverance to get through a trial, it takes knowing that God will come through. When we are going through a difficult time, it's nice to have friends. Unless they are like Job's friends! Even though Job's friends pointed fingers and accused him, it was still good for Job to have them there to help keep his mind off the pain and suffering he was going through. At least they were there. Some of the others didn't even show up. Some times we may stop short of reaching out to those who are hurting, not sure of what to say and to do, or even show our concern. But almost always, it isn't your words that matters, just your presence that shows you care.
Sing: A friend, a friend, friend of mine and yours, out of all the love, in the world , no one could love you more . Sometimes, there's no one to talk to, no one else I can find, but He's always there, He's everywhere, I'm talking' bout a friend of mine. Problems seem like they never end, you have no one to turn to , but you can lean on Him, He'll never let you fall and all you've got to do is call Him, He's just a friend. A friend, a friend, friend of mine and yours, out of all the love, in the world , no one could love you more.