The Afflictions of Job

Job 3: 24, & 28 - Why do you hide your face and consider me your enemy? … So man wastes away like something rotten, like a garment eaten by moths?" (NIV)

Suffering as Job start so well,

Accepting good and bad,

 Both pass through God's hand.

Days turn to weeks and weeks to months,

Boils cover body, and why's cover soul.

Tell me oh Lord, where did You go?

Your Face hidden now,

Am I a cursed enemy,

Rotting out in the cold?

Accepting Your Supremacy,

I still do not see.

Saying to repent,

 Though not of what my friends say.

 Of pride deep inside and questioning Your plan.

Why oh Lord is the pride so great?

Suffering drives fate to the depths of Sheoul.

They say Your purpose is to show Heavens' glory and worth,

Why dear Jesus, allowing such hurt?

To further refine righteousness in life.

Can it not be done, without such strife?

Yes, I want to question You and argue my case.

Yet, dear Lord I have no answer why such infinite grace?

Love resounding, there is no blemish on them, I found in their place!

 Christ Jesus the Lord dying nailed to the tree,

All to show things too wonderful for me!

Though walking through the shadow of death,

Hush, be still feel My breath!

You question what you cannot understand,

Then why accept My Peace, comprehension unable to command?

Wanting to argue your case with God,

Yet, lacking ability to answer questions apart from Me!

I call you in pain and grief to surrender and praise,

Not for My sake rather Yours, strengthen your knees!

Arise oh son and daughter of God, though tears may consume,

 I walk with you talk with you, everywhere you go.

If failing to yield with time carrying on,

Your ears are deafened through cries,

Even withdrawing from My embrace.

Oh beloved, this world is but mist.

With pain and suffering seeming so long,

Trust and I will turn it into, a melodious song!

One all can hear and see Glory in the great beyond.

Precious child, know all things will be made right,

As the Spirit wisp Me into sight, upon Eternities throne.

      Before the Father now, all heaven singing,

Welcome Home!

© Les B. 2017

Job 42:3 … Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know. (NIV)

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John Knox @watchmanjohn ·

Thank you.

Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy ·

Les, you wrote this? WOW!

All I can say is WOW!

K Reynolds @kreynolds ·

This is why it has always astonished me when someone makes a dumb statement like "People are sick/suffer because they lack faith." Why oh why would someone who has been long-suffering be tightly clinging to God for not merely days and weeks but years if they did not have faith?

Job declares, "...yet will I trust Him!" (Job 13:15) and in the time I have known you, I have seen that be the cry of your heart as well but the story does not end there, my friend. There is not merely restoration of what was lost. There is more.

Ann-marie Faulkner @aggiefaulkner ·

All I can say is thank u 4 them words

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