Empathizing with Job

I’m reading through the book of Job in my devotions right now, and today while reading chaper 19 these two verses popped out:

“Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!” Job 19:23-24

Little did Job realize at the time that the words he uttered were inspired by God and would indeed be written and printed in a Book–in the greatest Book ever written! They were “graven…for ever” in God’s eternal Book, the Bible. Wow! How awesome is that?

I can truly understand Job’s heart-wrenching desire in wishing his words were “now written” and “printed in a book”. If only the words in my mind and those not yet awakened were written already.

It takes research and time to write a novel, and finding durations of undisturbed time to just sit and write especially when “life” (not to mention homeschooling and maintaining my Etsy shop) happens can be difficult. However, perseverance is important as well as continually petitioning the Lord for help. Although anything I write will never be inspired, how blessed I am to have the principles and truths from the inspired word of God, the Bible, to incorporate into my writings.

For those who think reading the Bible is unimportant or reading through the Old Testament is a waste of time, may this post remind us all of the little lessons and blessings that can be found.

Bible and coffee photo by Aaron Burden / pen and paper photo by Jude Beck on Unsplash


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