Pray for Your Friends

Been struggling lately?

I know I have. Struggles have a way of sending us to our knees in prayer, don’t they? That is, if we weren’t already there. I read via email or Facebook posts about other friends and struggles beyond imagining. Makes me think about Job, of course. If you’re up on your Bible stories, you know about Job and his suffering, and we all relate to what he went through on some level, especially the part where he complains to his friends about his losses, diseases, and misery.

I’ll be the first to admit that I whine a lot about my problems and struggles. I like to call it venting, or talking things through with friends, and that is somehow therapeutic for me.

Yep. I can certainly relate to Job on that.

But there’s something else much more important in Job, and I like to jump right to the end of the book. Job 42:10 says, After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.

Job stopped complaining and started PRAYING FOR HIS FRIENDS.

I’m not a theologian and this isn’t a Bible study, but just a simple encouragement for you today. For me, it means I need to stop focusing on myself and my problems and put my focus on others with action and prayer.

Be blessed!

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