Week 5: Worship Through Pain
S: Job 6: 8 – 10
“Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant my desire. I wish he would crush me. I wish he would reach out his hand and kill me. At least I can take comfort in this: Despite the pain, I have not denied the words of the Holy One.”
O: It’s painful, when we are going through deep pain as we can see from the life of Job. Pain exists. People feel it. What is important is what you do with the pain. The feeling of the anguish is not the problem but despite the pain Job never denied the word of God. Even when his humanity was at war with his spirit he still found a way to worship which was where sacrifice came in. (Job 6:10 NLT). Sometimes pain comes from an expectation that was not met. However, Job in his most fragile state was convinced that God could do anything which is why he held on till the very end (Job 42:2 NLT). Job’s certainty could only come from relationship and experience. Your relationship with God over time reveals His character through what you experience. The pain you are experiencing now is survivable because you know and have examples that He is unchangeable and He always delivers. This is why gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to worship through pain.
A: List all the things you thought you would never live through that you have lived through and make it a point to be grateful for each time you overcame.
P: Thank you Lord for the painful and challenging experiences you have brought me through. I exalt your name above every situation because I know that for sure that you are making all things work together for my good.