2016 Frieda P. Smith
When God gave us a voice, there had to be times when He looked down from heaven and said, “Shut up already!” For reasons unknown, many of us seem to be allergic to silence; we have to fill it with our voices.
My friends, there are times when we need to be quiet. In those moments, we may not realize it, but our presence says it all.
In our text, Job was experiencing one of those times. He had lost everything—his property and his children. Additionally, satan had afflicted him with painful boils. [There was no Oxycontin or Tylenol with Codeine to ease the pain.] Job was inconsolable.
At that moment, three of Job’s friends paid him a visit. The Bible says in verse 11 that they had made an appointment together to come and mourn with him, and to comfort him.
When they saw the pitiful condition Job was in, they did not run over to him and try to cheer him up. They did not tell him, “I know how you feel,” or “God is going to work it out.”
Instead, verse 13 reads, “So they sat down with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief was very great.”
My friends, when someone is going through a rough time, we do not have to say a word.
Our presence says it all.
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