meltdown

Thoughts From a Meltdown

In the Bible, Job is a fascinating read.  Within the first two chapters, we get an insider’s look at conversations between God & Satan about Job.  God is bragging & Satan is accusing, true to form.  From these conversations, Job goes through an horrific season, losing all of his wealth, all of his kids die in one day, his wife is surly, he gets very hurtful boils & his friends are very unfriendly & not constructive.  Job’s life was in meltdown for several months, according to theologians.

What are some helpful things Job said, that might be encouraging to us today?  Below is a list of some key verses and thoughts from Job.  Feel free to share this blog with anyone you know who might be experiencing a life meltdown.

6:14, “For the despairing man there should bekindness from his friend; So that he does not forsake the fear of the Almighty.”

10:12, “You have granted me life and lovingkindness; And Your care has preserved my spirit.”

13:15, “Though He slay me, I will hope in Him.”

19:25, ““As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.”

23:10, “But He knows the way I take;  WhenHe has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”

29:3, “When His lamp shone over my head, Andby His light I walked through darkness;”

42:2, “I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.”

20:20, “Because he knew no quiet within him, He does not retain anything he desires.”

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Managing Crisis

This weekend, my husband had a medical emergency that was very disturbing. Long story short, he’s ok. When I get some distance from the experience, I’ll likely do a blog on this & give me more details. 
In the meantime, here are some things I’ve learned from this emergency:

  • Do what’s immediately required – stay focused & don’t panic
  • Keep praying – this helped me keep my emotions from getting the best of me
  • Let people help – I’m likely the strange ranger on this one, but my hyper-independence was a liability more than an asset in this experience
  • Keep the Bible in your brain – this helped me keep my feet on the ground & not entirely lose it. 

Thanks to the great friends around us for all their support, prayers & encouragement!

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