What did you do???
What did you say???
What were you thinking???
Were you thinking???
So now you’re on your knees again???
Job 8 (The Message)
(This is a response to Job’s afflictions by his friend Bildad,
when Job’s three friends came with sincerity and tender sympathy to comfort Job,
and yet proved miserable comforters!)
Does God Mess Up?
Bildad from Shuhah was next to speak:
“How can you keep on talking like this?
You’re talking nonsense, and noisy nonsense at that.
Does God mess up?
Does God Almighty ever get things backward?
It’s plain that your children sinned against Him—
otherwise, why would God have punished them?
Here’s what you must do—and don’t put it off any longer:
Get down on your knees before God Almighty.
If you’re as innocent and upright as you say,
it’s not too late—He’ll come running;
He’ll set everything right again, reestablish your fortunes.
Even though you’re not much right now,
you’ll end up better than ever.”
Lately, she’s been thinking what her daddy said,
How when you’re winning, you got more friends,
But are they your friends, if you fall, they’re gone?
Something about those kind of people seems wrong.
Who’s gonna be there when the phone call knocks her down?
All of the steeples, but she can’t hear a bell sound,
Jumps on a bus to head downtown,
And picks up the paper that’s been blowing around, it says,
“When your heart breaks, He’ll hurt for you!
Dreams are out of reach, He’ll pull you through!
When you lose hope, all you gotta do is,
Get on your knees again!
Not long now and you’re gonna see,
No mountain’s too high for you, or for me,
Or fall too far, if you can believe,
And get on your knees, on your knees again!”
She folds up the paper and puts it in her bag,
Knows she really needs a Savior like that!
Walking past her church just up the street,
Says, “Maybe it’s time to get on my knees!”
‘Cause He was there when no one was around,
All of the people, but no one made a sound,
Thinks of her brother, who’s been feeling down,
Pulls out the paper and reads it aloud,
You’ve given everything you’ve got,
Still it’s hard to believe,
Love comes from the inside out,
If you wanna be free!
Ya gotta give your love and never stop!
When you think about giving up,
Get on your knees!
When you’ve given everything you’ve got
Ya gotta give your love and never stop!!
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions
with all kinds of prayers and requests.
With this in mind,
and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
For the entire lesson…
“Fight Your Battles On Your Knees”
By Charles Stanley
“What are you battling today?
Does it seem as if God doesn’t see your pain or understand your heartache?
Let me assure you He knows exactly what you are going through.
Sit in the Lord’s presence today, and offer this prayer:
‘Lord, I don’t want anything in my life that displeases You.
Take my bitterness, resentment, and anger.
I give You this battle,
and trust that You will turn it for my good
in Your way and in Your timing.’
Release your problems to Almighty God,
and you will find victory.”
“Watch and pray
so that you will not fall into temptation.
The spirit is willing,
but the flesh is weak.”