Job Grieved - Scott Douglas

Job Grieved

By Scott Douglas

  • Release Date: 2016-10-02
  • Genre: Psychology


The Bible is largely silent on the topic of grief, which surprises most people; contrary to popular belief, the Bible never says things will be okay—that the pastures greener on the other side. Further, the Bible never says God won’t give us anything we can’t handle. That’s a proverb man made up. When it seems hopeless there’s a reason: this might be a trial we cannot handle. It’s natural to feel bleak about the future because the future is one thing God never promises will be better—better on Earth, at least. 

The Bible is, of course, full of people undergoing hardship; but there’s never a formula for getting through those hardships. 

The Book of Job did something thousands of years ago that broke the mold of grief: it said bad things don’t happen because you did something bad. 

The Book of Job was radical in that it took out the logic of loss—it said don’t look for the logical argument for why bad things happen; look to the healing.

If you are seeking the “why” you will not find the answers in Job; you will not find it anywhere in the Bible. But if you want to heal your soul, then there’s a powerful message reading how Job deals with grief.

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