If you ever feel that the weight of life overwhelms you, just give it to God!
Job 1:3 (KJV)
1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.
3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she-asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.
Then on one unfathomable and tragic day, servants came to tell Job that his livestock had been stolen; his servants murdered; and that his children, while having a feast, were killed when a mighty wind collapsed the house upon them!
Job lost everything!
Yet, through it all, he sinned not. He worshipped the Lord, with an upright attitude.
20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.
Many, have said that:
God won’t give you more than you can handle.
I venture to say that if anyone of us endured what Job did—calamity after a tragedy, probably within minutes of one another—we would fall to our knees and cry out to God that we could not bear the hardship. That it WAS more than we could withstand.
Yet, we are NOT alone, and neither was Job. We cannot do anything, without God. Think about it. We cannot even breathe without Him. He gives us life, and that, more abundantly!
Don’t ever try to get through life’s tragedies, on your own. With God, you can and will withstand things that you never thought you could!
Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (KJV)
3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
As difficult as life can be, please remember that God is readily available for you. He can be your comforter and your strength, if only you would trust in Him, wholly! Be victorious in Him! Job was . . .
Job 42:10-17 (KJV)
10 And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
11 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.
12 So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.
13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.
14 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.
15 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.
16 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, even four generations.
17 So Job died, being old and full of days.
Glory be to God!
Article: To Save A Life