Do you have "friends" who give you their opinions all the time and call it "advice"? Are there nosy pals that always want to know all the drama in your life? Do you have a homey that "knows it all"? There are people planted in your life who add subtract, multiply and divide. You do the arithmetic! First some felt sorry for Job, then it quickly turned into accusations that, he, Job, must have done something to deserve all this mess in his life. What "friends!"
(Job 1:1This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.)
(Job 3:25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come on me, and that which I was afraid of is come to me.)
THIS IS WHAT WE ARE TAUGHT!
Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid.
2 Timothy 1:7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
Num. 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it?
The enemy has NO POWER in your life. He can only make suggestions. He is a liar and an accuser of the brethren. Revelation 12:10
1 Then Job replied to the LORD:2 “I know that you can do all things;no purpose of yours can be thwarted.3 You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’
Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.
I must remember to mention that this ALONE did not turn it around! You MUST read on! JOB PRAYED FOR HIS FRIENDS!
10 After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.
Are you Job? When you can find no one with compassion to encourage and lift you when you need it, but you are all that to others...........you are called to pray for them! What makes you exempt from trials of life? You may be faithful and upright, but do you fear?Seems to me, that you must be an intercessor then. I dare you to watch God open up the windows of heaven over you and your childrens' children!