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.

Hebrews 1:9


Jennifer Van Allen



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