“My spirit is broken, my days are extinguished,
The grave is ready for me.
“Surely there are mockers and mockery with me,
And my eye gazes on their obstinacy and provocation. – Job 17:1-2
Job’s trial becomes a witness to us of the vast difference between God and us. Besides God’s being eternal spirit and our being flesh, the greatest difference between Him and us is in our hearts. Jesus points out in Matthew 15:18-20 that sin begins in the heart. It is a person’s heart that needs changing.
We will be forever redeemed from brokenness. Sometimes we may crash into brokenness without warning. We may believe we’ve been blindsided by life’s unfairness or circumstances we can’t control. But we need to keep our spiritual eyes on the truths of God’s Word – we’ll be redeemed.
However, mocked as we are, there is one that is not mocked and that is God.
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked [He will not allow Himself to be ridiculed, nor treated with contempt nor allow His precepts to be scornfully set aside]; for whatever a man sows, this and this only is what he will reap. For the one who sows to his flesh [his sinful capacity, his worldliness, his disgraceful impulses] will reap from the flesh ruin and destruction, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. – Galatians 6:7-8
Jesus has left us with His Word: all we need to “handle” the difficulties and hardships in this life. And He has left us His spirit to carry us into the world to come. Our trials are only temporary. Be encouraged. His Spirit, and His abiding presence, and His word, together with His providential interventions in our lives, wherein He has assured us of His love and constant care of us, are all healing remedies indeed! Good news heals and the words of Christ are full of good news for the spiritually broken-hearted!