PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Job 18-21
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.” (Job 19:25)
These are powerful words, especially coming from Job.
They are also made famous through Handel’s Messiah.
I think about the desperation and misery Job was going through.
To me this expresses the deep cry and yearning his heart.
What does your heart yearn for, deeply?
I spoke with a man this week who yearns deeply for Jesus.
He is a widower, he is retired and lonely without his wife.
He speaks with emotion about when he will see Jesus.
I wonder if this happens more when you are suffering?
One day I will see Jesus, alive, on earth, with my own eyes.
Then everything will be clear, made new, put right.
The mess and the misery will be gone, forever!
No more suffering, no more tears, no more injustice or despair.
“How my heart yearns within me!” (Job 19:27)
Lord, may this day come quickly, especially for those who are in deep despair.