Me: You look all alone.
Prodigal: You are all alone.
Me: Remember you have Jesus.
This is from the book of Job: A Man of Heroic Endurance by Charles R. Swindoll
This is a summary of what he suffered:
-Inflamed, ulcerous sores Job 2:7
-Persistent itching Job 2:8
-Degenerative changes in facial skin,
disfiguration Job 2:12
-Loss of appetite Job 3:24
-Fears and depression Job 3:25
-Purulent sores that burst open,
scab over, crack, and ooze with pus Job 7:5
-Worms that form in the sores
themselves Job 7:5
-Difficulty in breathing Job 9:18
-A darkening of the eyelid Job 16:16
-Foul breath Job 19:17
-Lose of weight Job 19:20; 33:21
-Excruciating, continual pain Job 30:27
-High fever with chills and discoloring
of skin as well as anxiety and diarrhea Job 30:30
In addition, Job endured delirium, sleeplessness, and the rejection of friends (Job 7:3; 29:2). All of which lasted for months. In short, Job became the personification of misery.
Job did not understand at the time and he did not know if it would ever get better. He just endured.
Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Jennifer Van Allen