Job 36:16, 19


This morning’s reading:   Job 36:16,19  “He is wooing you from the jaws of distress to a spacious place free from restriction….  Would your wealth or even all your mighty efforts sustain you so you would not be in distress?”

Stress.  Stress wants to chew me up and spit me out.  So why do I need to be wooed away from the jaws of stress?  Why do I fight to remain in this tight, stuffy, confining place where I can’t breath or move?  Why do I need to be gently pursued and persuaded to shake free of  pressure and tension?  Money and effort generally lead to more distress for me.  And mighty effort is an invitation for a burn-out breakdown.

A spacious place free from restriction.  Now that’s more like it.   Woo me, Lord.

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