Poor Job! Have you read the book of Job? He had lousy friends! He was experiencing so much loss and health problems and all his friends could do was find fault with him. “Surely God must be angry with you Job!” That was his friends consoling remarks!
There will be seasons in our lives when friends will leave us…
But when it’s because they have preconceived judgmental attitudes, it leaves us wounded. We have someone who will never fail us, Papa! He promises to never leave us or forsake us. When this season hits and we go through this experience, we can feel alone; but I can assure you that we aren’t. It’s just that pain has a way of creating a false seclusion. A feeling of being isolated. But this mustn’t continue. After a brief mourning and healing period, we must get back on our feet so that we don’t head into detrimental behaviors, like depression or I’m a victim attitude. Papa is clear that there is a season for everything. All season’s end and move into another…
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
When it comes time to refocus our mind and set our hearts to trusting and loving again, Papa is right there to help us.
Then comes our enlightenment. It’s time to realize the importance of the situation. I’m not talking about finding fault with ourselves. It’s just too easy to think negatively about ourselves, and really, even when God corrects us, He does it in a positive way. I’m referring to the continual growth and maturity that is so important to our Heavenly Father. Be open minded.
Don’t be discouraged if it’s hard to receive correction or positive criticism. Years ago, my self-esteem and self worth was so shot that any little correction made me feel worse about myself. I just couldn’t stand it! Thank you Papa God for bring healing to me. I love being able to see myself with complete honesty; and remember, sometimes a season ends on a friendship too. Look at it positively. Something to work towards! Be good to yourself!