Empty talk

Sometimes we can’t help it. We’ve got to use words to express the turmoil we feel inside. For some, this is more prevalent during the younger years. But for others, this runs into the later years as well.

Elihu was probably Job’s neighbor who spoke these words: “Job opens his mouth in empty talk; he multiplies words without knowledge” (Job 35:16). But we know of Job as a man of wisdom and with a great reputation.

Internal turmoil certainly has an impact on our thoughts and words. The older ones may have better control of words, but if the suffering is so extreme, words may be plenty.

Yet the next step is crucial. It is vital that we hold on to God and continue to trust him. That is one of the greatest challenges you’ll ever face in life: trust.

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