In my frail humanness, I️ shriek at the sound of suffering. I️ wave my white flag. I️ cower at the thought of hard circumstances and situations. I️ run from conflict and turn inward. I️ too easily choose despair. I️ somehow become unaware of others as I️ become hyper-focused on myself. I️ don’t breed hope and love at these times. But God is teaching me to stay in the fight and finish well.
What lesson can we learn from the book of Job? We can learn that it is possible to love God more than the things of this world!
I recall the first time a dear friend stated, “I’m standing in the gap for you.” I had no idea what she meant. To me, The Gap was a store.