Re:Verse passage – Job 7:1-21 (day three)

“Will You never turn Your gaze away from me,
Nor let me alone until I swallow my spittle?”

Is it a good thing for God to take notice of you? You might say yes, especially when you think of our Lord’s anguished cry from the Psalms as he suffered: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” But in this passage, Job views God’s attentiveness as an unbearable burden. If you had said to Job, “May God be near you in this time,” he may well have replied, “That’s the problem.” Sometimes individuals develop a view of God that tortures them instead of comforting them. A person can get to the point at which she believes God is disgusted with her no matter what she does. What recourse does she have then? This book keeps getting darker.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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