Saturday, August 4, 2007

Currently Reading

The Misery of Job & the Mercy of God
by John Piper

"O Dinah, do not speak like those
Who cannot see, because they close
Their eyes, and say there is no God,
Or fault him when he plies the rod.
It is no sin to say, my love,
That bliss and pain come from above.
And if we do not understand
Some dreadful stroke from his left hand,
Then we must wait and trust and see.
O Dinah, would you wait with me?"

I'm in the waiting stage right now - I don't understand WHAT happened, WHY it happened, and why it happened to ME. I am trying to figure out where/how God is merciful in all of this...I know in my head that He is, but am struggling to feel it in my gut at the moment.


daedra said...

I'm glad to hear you are reading, and it sounds like a great book. Keep us updated on what you learn...

Sarah said...

I was just saying to Nate that I could keep posting this book 4 lines at a time. Nate's parents gave it to us years ago and I didn't really get it at the time. Now the whole thing is speaking to me...

Brittan said...

When you are going through hardships, Job is a very great story to happy to see you are digging in! =)