What to Do When You Hate Your Life


Reading the Bible through with me. Then grab your pen and journal and read Job 10-12. Job 10:1-2 are refreshingly honest words from a godly man who was enduring terrible suffering. And now the guys who were supposed to bring comfort just exacerbated the situation with their self-righteousness and accusations of sin. So, Job responds with, “I am disgusted with my life, and I will express my complaint and speak in the bitterness of my soul.”

When we endure hardship, when the pressures of life begin to seem more than we can bear, it can put our faith to the test with questions and confusion. It IS all right to express those feelings to the Father. But do it with the respect due to the truth that He is almighty God. It can test your faith and attitude, but patience is learned while waiting for His answer. Though Job suffered terribly, Yahweh does not respond to him until the end the book.

Job knew nothing about the contest between God and Satan. But God knew Job and used him as a testimony to Satan himself of how a godly man deals with suffering. Remember 1:22? Go back and read it again.

God might be using some difficulty in your life to provide a testimony of faithfulness to someone else. In your suffering, be humble, be submissive, be honest, and trust the God Who loves you without limit and knows what your limits are. He is using your trial to make you more like the Lord Jesus.

Read Romans 8:28-29; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 1:3-7; and James 1:2-4. In the Old Testament, read Psalm 34:18 and Isaiah 41:10 and 13


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