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How to Have Hope for the Hard Days
A Study of the Three Js

Who likes to suffer?

Does suffering have a purpose? If so, what is the purpose of suffering?

Can suffering work for you instead of against you?

I hate to suffer. Suffering makes me angry. I've prayed for God to end my suffering. Was this prayer misguided?

Maybe. Maybe not.

I needed relief. The Lord gave me relief by reminding me of three case studies. Job, Joseph, and Jesus.

See if relief doesn't also come to you.

First Case Study: Job

Job was living a charmed life. He had everything we think amounts to success. Job had a wife and children … a family. Job had stuff that made him look rich. Job had friends. Job had influence. Job had no obvious problems.

Enter a problem—Satan. God and Satan talked about Job. God spoke well of Job. “Have you seen my servant Job?”

“Sure I have,” Satan taunted. “He's a spoiled kid. He loves you because you've given him wealth and safety.”

“You think so.”

Satan challenged God. “Yep. Take his stuff away and he'll curse you.”

“OK let's find out. But you cannot kill him.” God permitted suffering.

Read Job's story. Journal your thoughts as you read. Job 1-42.

(Continue with Case Study 2 on Joseph) 

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