Praying in Pain – 11/5/20

Sarah Zabellos

Job:42:2  – I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. 

 

Complete surrender is the heart of verse 2. For fortyone chapters, Job had been speaking of what he had heard about God and attempting to make sense of his deeply painful circumstances; circumstances filled with slow-paced answers and long delays. At the end of his story, the eyes of his heart are enlightened, and his eyes saw God with clarity. Job stops and repents. Job sees the portrayal of our great Savior who would overcome and defeat death and Satan in the New Testament. Job bows down to our Sovereign God and surrenders. As Job says, “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. God is all the comfort and encouragement we need in our suffering, especially when we are deeply terrified by evil. There’s no doubt God will use “the darkest invasion into our own life for his definite and invincible plans for our good in Christ.” What a Savior we have friends! 

 

Dear Father, I pray that when we encounter deep, crippling pain; when the unknown sets on us, your Spirit makes us strong in the strength of your might. Bind us together in love for you and love for one another through the joyful and dry seasons. Help us stand steadfast like Job. May our heart not grow in offense towards you, instead tenderize our hearts to hear your voice. May we live lives of deep surrender to your will irrespective of our circumstances. We say yes and amen to your perfect leadership Lord Jesus. Amen