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Not letting my limelight become my spotlight

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So last Sunday I was at church and Pastor Chris preached about Job and one part struck me.

He was talking about how sometimes when we are suffering, we focus so much on ourselves and our pain that we put them in the limelight. And then how, if we are not careful, it would crowd out everything we know that is good about God, as our pain becomes our spotlight.

I think this is very true for me.

At least we can see from my previous post, I've certainly been spending a fair amount of time dwelling on my hurt.

Well, it's time I moved on I guess.

Recently I've been meditating on this verse:

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.
Philippians 4:8 
And I have. And I think it helps.

Well, that's all for today. So long.

Reflections on suffering and the book of Job

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My church is going through the Book of Job and I have the feels. During DG (Discipleship Group which is essentially a small group meeting on a weekday), we talked about how even though God answered Job at the end of the book, he still didn't give an explanation for all his suffering.

We discussed it a bit, and came to the conclusion that we just have to trust God. And that perhaps even if he were to answer, it would be hard for us in our human wisdom to properly comprehend what he's saying. A friend gave an analogy, that she often gives advice to her teenage daughter, for example, how she has to be more responsible because that is a quality valued in the workplace. But her daughter just brushes it off lightly. I thought that was an excellent example that really illustrated the concept of the gap in wisdom between individuals. What more, between us a mere mortal, and the omniscient God?

Then, I had a question. At the end, Job "surrenders" to God claiming that he is n…