Our Sufferings Benefit the Church

(This is an excerpted chapter from a devotional book project called “Holy Forsaken” that I am still very much in the middle of)

To me the most amazing thing about Job’s story is how it ends. Many people remember that he got everything back and then some. But what amazes me is that God literally makes him the agent of his friends’ reconciliation with God.

“After the Lord had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has. 8…