When You Can’t Handle It Anymore… (part 2)

Extract from our Weekly Bulletin

October 25, 2015
When You Can’t Handle It Anymore… (part 2)

These men couldn’t understand, or rather, they couldn’t believe that God would allow a just man to suffer so much!

It is for that reason that these “friends” were saying to him: “Job, God does not afflict just people – what is happening is that you must be in sin and that is the reason that these things are happening to you!” Job 11:14 “If you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent.”

I ask you today, how would you feel with friends like that? What Job needed was support from real friends, not false accusations!

Was God angry with Job? NO!
Was God punishing Job for a sin he had committed? NO! And Job knew it!
In Job 10:2, 7 “I will say to God: Do not condemn me, but tell me what charges you have against me.”
“Though you know that I am not guilty and that no one can rescue me from your hand?”

The pain that Job had in his heart! Job 16:16 “My face is red with weeping, deep shadows ring my eyes.”
Job had cried so much that his face was burning! I ask you, have you reached such a point in your to walk with Christ?

Consider the Holy Jeremiah, The man that the Bible calls “The Prophet of tears”

This man called Jeremiah had the fire of God burning in his bones! This man walked with God and didn’t fear men! When this man preached, the walls trembled! He was a man full of the power of God!

Nevertheless, the Bible tells us that Jeremiah came to such a sad point in his life that he wanted to leave everything! God allowed this man to experience a sadness that only a few men have experienced

Listen to Jeremiah’s pain, in Jeremiah 20:14-18 we read..
“Cursed be the day I was born! May the day my mother bore me not be blessed! Cursed be the man who brought my father the news, who made him very glad, saying, “A child is born to you—a son!” May that man be like the towns the LORD overthrew without pity. May he hear wailing in the morning, a battle cry at noon. For he did not kill me in the womb, with my mother as my grave, her womb enlarged forever. Why did I ever come out of the womb to see trouble and sorrow and to end my days in shame?”

Do these words sound like they came out of the mouth of a prophet from God? Surely not, right? But Jeremiah was so low, he was so upset, that his desire was that he had died inside his mother’s womb! I ask you, have you reach a point like this in your walk with Christ?

Consider Propeht Elijah, the Prophet of miracles
Elijah knew personally the supernatural power of God. He resurrected a child from death in the power of God! He made rain fall down from the sky in the power of God! He made fire consume Baal’s altars in the power of God!

But even with all these miracle, Elijah also fell into complete anguish.
1 Kings 19:1-4 “Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them. Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day’s journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. ”I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”
What a big change. One day we see a man who had given his life to see revival among the people of God and now we see a man who doesn’t want to live any more! A man that God had used so powerfully didn’t want to live any more! I ask you, have you come to such a point in your walk with Christ?

To be continued – Message by Pastor Richard Pérez

God Bless You,
Ps. Marisa Varjabedian

Read the previous parts to this anecdote here…
When You Can’t Handle It Anymore…  (part 1)
When You Can’t Handle It Anymore…  (part 2)
When You Can’t Handle It Anymore…  (part 3)
When You Can’t Handle It Anymore…  (part 4)