Comfort in Repentance

Re:Verse passage – Job 42:5-17 (day seven) 

Therefore I retract,
And I repent in dust and ashes. vs 6

Job’s confession is beautiful. You could feel it building over the last several weeks. The tension of Job’s initial reaction to his situation was beginning to wain as the Lord was speaking. It was in the voice of the Lord that Job finally felt comfort. His family and friends thought that they were bringing him comfort, but they could not comfort him the way God could: through repentance. Even more beautiful in this confession is that we find the word for repent comes from the same root as the word comfort (Strong’s H5162). There is true comfort found in repentance.

We often fail to repent because we feel that admitting our faults will become painful, but when we repent, God meets us in our brokenness and takes away the pain. Spend some time today as we wrap up this series on Job bringing your faults to God. Let God meet you and bring you comfort in your repentance. Repentance Sheet

Author: Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson is the Associate Pastor for Students.

2 thoughts on “Comfort in Repentance”

    1. Hi Cary,

      Pastor Chris introduced the sheet to our church when we began “Repent. Witness. Disciple.” The 7 ideas on the left side are not necessarily sinful but are ways that sin can creep into our life. The seven on the right are the seven deadly sins that come out of Mid-evil Monasteries. The idea is to use this sheet as a guide to help you process your sins. After writing your sins around the cross, rip them up, toss them in the trash, we have even burned them in fire or dissolved them in water, as a symbol of your sins being removed by Christ! Hope this helps!

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