Job's Wife: A Bitter Woman
In today’s episode of All God’s Women, we look at Job’s wife, a woman like Zeresh, who gave bad advice to her husband, but we have no evidence that she ever turned from her foolish thinking.
I hope this is a story that you have a hard time connecting with, but I’m afraid, at some point and time, we’ve all been like Job’s wife. When we’re hurting, we so easily lash out and attack the very ones we love the most.
But here’s the deal. We don’t have to dwell in the land of bitterness. If we find ourselves hanging out there, we need to flee away from there and head straight into the arms of our Lord.
Job shows us that being a believer doesn’t protect us from harm. However, whatever we go through will be so much better if we don’t have to go through it alone. If we reject the anger and fear and place our trust in Him, He will see us through victorious on the other side.
In these current days, we’re all going through unexpected situations that we didn’t plan for. Whether it’s disease, death, destruction, or destitution, we each make a choice each day of how we’re going to deal with it. Will we lash out in fear, alienating ourselves from those who should be our allies, or will we draw together as we draw nearer to the only one who is bigger than anything the enemy can send our way?
God understands our fears. He feels our sadness. He sympathizes with our struggles. But He sees the future, and He knows that what we are going through is only temporary. Job understood that. His wife didn’t. What about you? Are you trusting Him to see you through both the good times and the bad?
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