A mate of mine poured out his heart about a broken relationship as well as asking a couple of tough questions about Christianity. Since I’ve known him I’ve seen him come from having real darkness in his eyes to a light now coming on.
A South-African friend of mine recently said that their country is a third-world country, and so many people come to God because they are suffering so much. But over here in Australia, people have so much and they think they don’t need God!
King David has been in distress. He knows what to do to cry out to God. He says: “Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.” And “How long will you people love delusions and seek false gods”
Paul had a pretty impressive list of trials and persecutions he’d been through. He throws this line in at the end. As a crescendo, his reason for making it through all of his troubles. He has a concern for all of the churches.
In the world’s eyes it seems as though Job got his groove back because he prospered and was blessed in the latter part of his life. But Job never really lost his groove.