A stormy, painful, and enduring relationship

How bad can it get before you throw in the towel? Giving up is the easier option, especially when the going gets tough. Can’t imagine continuing with such a stormy, painful relationship.

God and Job were inseparable friends in a stormy relationship. God tested Job’s love and dedication to him with trials unimaginable. The intensity of the testing was too severe for Job to bear. But Job held on to the relationship with a vengeance. This is what he said:

“Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face (Job 13:1-5)

Job held onto the relationship even in the face of impending death. What else could Job look forward to but death? Yet it is clear that Job had a life long relationship of love and trust in God. Now, during this painful phase of life, Job held onto his relationship. It’s just too valuable to give up.

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