The book of Job is the oldest text in the Scriptures and I believe that chapter 10 is the most honest prayer a person can pray. Job asks all the questions we are afraid to ask out loud. There is culture in Western Christianity that says we should never get mad at God of feel real emotions about the unfair situations life throws our way. I believe that we need to be honest with these emotions if we are ever going to grow through them and find the truth about God’s love for us even in our suffering.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.