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Job 3:20 Why is light given to one in misery, and life to the bitter in soul?
So why does God keep Job alive when Job says he longs for death? Why does God continue to shine light on Job, helping him to keep him going when all is lost?
Maybe God isn’t done with Job yet and more chapters to Job’s story are yet to be written. And maybe God knows that what Job really wants is not death but to be relieved of his pain.
MOVING FORWARD: What is the one thing you most want from or for your life? How can you offer that to God? Do you think you will feel relief?
Today the Church remembers Louis, King of France, 1270.