In your suffering, you may reach out to many people for support. And that’s natural and healthy. But they all have their limitations. As your suffering prolongs, they will each slip away one by one. It’s only logical. They have a life to live. They can’t be with you always. They’ll be back when things eventually get back to normal.
“And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and ate bread with him in his house. And they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him. And each of them gave him a piece of money and a ring of gold” (Job 42:10-11).
That’s when you realize that it was God all along who sustained you. Your friends, family, relatives, neighbors, and all your acquaintances may step away during your troubles. No one else can lead you through the darkest moments of your life. He sustains you. He carries you. But when you finally come through, he’ll bring you to a new level. Much beyond wealth, Job got to a different level of relationship with God. Yes, it was God all along!
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