Job opened his mouth and cursed his day. Job spoke out and said: “Perish the day on which I was born, the night when they said, ‘The child is a boy!’ Why did I not perish at birth,…” Job 3:1-3
Has anyone ever felt that way? Has anyone ever cried to God that way? Do you think it was a sin to do so?
Whatever you think one thing is for sure, such a prayer is honest. God appreciates honesty. Besides, why would you try to fake it before God? It won’t do any good anyway. He knows all so you might as well be honest.
So pour it all out in a full long pained tirade. Then do the following: Wait for the LORD, take courage. Be stouthearted, wait for the LORD! Psalm 27:14
Later on in the story of Job, God answers. He doesn’t answer exactly as Job wanted but He answered just the same. And after all was said and done, God won and all was well. So it will be with us!
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