Zophar’s Blog

Scripture Reading – Job 11

Blog Title – Miserable Comfort

Blogging Niche – Christian Bloggers

About Me – Naamathite. Friend of Job. Repentant sinner.

Photo Credit - Andrew Penner

Blog Excerpt –

On Forgiveness

Are you familiar with my friend Job? His terrible plight has received a lot of press. Suffice it to say, he’s suffered unimaginable tragedies in his life. As his friend, I felt it was my duty to offer comfort, which he rebuked as ‘miserable’. Fine. If he won’t take my advice, maybe you will.

  • Devote your heart to God.
  • Seek forgiveness from God.
  • Change your bad habits. Those of us who truly repent, stop our sinful behavior.
  • Forgiveness leads to feelings of security, fearlessness, and hope.

It seems so clear to me. Job is suffering because of his sin. If he’d only confess his deep, dark sins, God would stop afflicting him.

Well, perhaps, it’s too simple. Maybe God’s ways are more complex than I can fathom.

Okay. It’s possible Job’s suffering isn’t related to his sin, but not likely, in my opinion. Why would God cause an innocent man such pain and misery? No. I’m certain that if my friend just admits to God the evil he’s done, his life would go back to normal. Unfortunately, Job doesn’t want to listen to reason. Until he does, I’m afraid there will be no end to his misery.


And so ends my second A-Z Challenge! Hoorah! I can’t deny that I feel pretty awesome about it!

So what’s next for Bible Bloggers? Throughout the next month I’d like to go back and add some study questions or concluding thoughts to each blog, maybe even a prayer for each one. If I were to make Bible Bloggers into a book would it be a devotional or a Bible study? That’s what I’ll be trying to sort out throughout the month of May.

May 7th is the ‘Reflection’ post for the A-Z Challenge, which will probably be posted on Pocketful of Playdough, where I’ve discussed details of the Challenge.

What’s next for you now that the A-Z Challenge is over? Will you be taking a blogging break or continue blogging at a less strenuous pace?

Are you up for another challenge? If you are, here are a couple I’ve discovered –

Blog Me Maybe – It’s a Monday-Friday posting schedule with each day having a certain topic. This is more of a relaxed, easy-paced challenge.

Want something more extreme? Write A Story A Day in May – the challenge? Write a story every day in May. How hard could that be? Check out the link for lots more information if you are interested.


Once upon a time there was a young woman who graduated cum laude from university. For years she despaired of ever using her English degree. Then I gave her the direction she needed and now she writes for me - her father so heavenly.

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