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Human beings are emotional beings. It’s good that we can express our emotions. Having said that, we should be careful of expressing our emotions, as some sentiments can edify and certain can hurt others.
In the midst of severe tribulations, Job was being very emotional! His friends misunderstood the causes of his suffering was one of the many hurts. When we are in hurt, it’s natural for us to express our feelings. Although Job’s friends misunderstood him, God truly felt his pain. Let’s ponder how Job expressed his emotions to his friends.
1Then Job spoke again: 2“You people really know everything, don’t you? And when you die, wisdom will die with you! 3Well, I know a few things myself— and you’re no better than I am. Who doesn’t know these things you’ve been saying? 4Yet my friends laugh at me, for I call on God and expect an answer. I am a just and blameless man, yet they laugh at me. (Job 12:1–4 NLT)
Let’s pose a question to God. “Do You feel how I feel?”
Let’s practice what you learnt. As you are facing the problem now, tell God how you feel.
Let’s proclaim to others about your experiential knowledge. Share how you experienced God’s presence with a friend with emotional needs.