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Maybe some of you have received this from other friends like I did. - it was good timing for me - I hope it is for you too.. I've attached the PDF file in case  you would like it view it on another device. Cross post: http://jwtalk.net/forums/topic/780-jobs-wife/?hl=%2Btired+%2Bweary




Are you tired or weary?


What a wonderful reminder for us when we tend to beat ourselves up. Sometimes we can only do a little,
but keep our integrity, which is paramount. Then when we get on our feet again, we can do better.

Sometimes, we can say to ourselves, just go to the meeting, maybe I can’t comment tonight; I will do
better; I will go in service today, maybe I can’t speak, I can just accompany somebody, I will do better. Just
don’t give up!


During a recent visit of the circuit overseer in Louisiana, he gave a talk centered on being tired/weary. The
brother mentioned Jeremiah and how, after being put in stocks for just one day, he was complaining and
cursing the man that announced his birth, and wishing that he had died in his mother’s womb. Why? He was


Then the CO asked, what comes to mind when you think of Job’s wife. Most people think of her telling Job
to “curse God and die.” (Job 2:9).


The CO asked why she wasn’t rebuked with the three so-called “comforters”? It was brought out that Job’s
wife was tired—probably more tired than we can imagine.


Consider the following:


When the messengers told Job that he had lost all his livestock, . . .Job’s wife lost hers too.


When Job was told that he had lost all his land and material goods, . . .Job’s wife lost hers too.


When the messengers told Job that he had lost all his children, . . .Job’s wife lost hers too.


The 10 children that she carried for 9 months each; she bonded with them as she breast-fed each and
every one of them, watched them grow up and stand tall, only to lose them all at once, violently.


Then, to make matters worse, her husband mysteriously and suddenly developed huge boils all over his
body that are open and oozing pus and stink. She watched as the man she loves, the father of her children,
cracked a pottery jar to scratch himself in order to alleviate some of the pain, but to no avail. This man, who
has been all that to her, is staying away because his breath is so bad that no one can stand it. And she can
only sit by helpless, without any explanation for anything.


Would we want to continue to see someone suffer or would we too want him to die? Most of us would want
a loved one out of their misery. So when Job’s wife said “curse God and die,” she wasn’t being disloyal to
Jehovah. She wanted her husband’s misery to end. It was an act of love. She was tired!


In the end, not only was she not reproved but she was blessed with everything that Job received: 10 more
children, more wealth, and a healthy husband.


The CO continued: “There are times when, due to our health problems—either physical or mental, or
financial or whatever else—we are not doing all that we feel we should.


Once I myself was in such a state.


A young friend asked me if I considered Job a faithful man. Of course, I said, ‘oh yes!’ Then she lovingly
pointed out, that at one time, all Job could do was sit in the dirt and scrape his sores. That was his act of
worship, proving Satan a liar. He did not lose faith. So, next time you are being hard on yourself, for
circumstances beyond your control, remember the account of Job. We can, in spite of our circumstances, still
give a reply, even if we are only breathing and praying to Jehovah asking him to get through the next minute.
Whether our distress is physical, mental or financial, we can be like Job, perhaps only able to “scrape our
sores” and pray to get through this trial.


Yet we are still doing what Jehovah has asked us to do: give a reply to the one who is taunting him!!!



Are you tired or weary-SEP-18-13..pdf

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Thank you Jordan for sharing. Very encouraging.

I had not thought from the wife's perspective. Step in her shoes for a change.

"It's a known fact that eighty decibels of rushing water is one of the most pleasing sounds known to mankind. On other hand, ten and a half days at sea is enough water for anybody." 


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"all Job could do was sit in the dirt and scrape his sores. that was

  his act of worship. he did not lose faith"


often I say to a dear sister who gets down on herself for not doing more,

  "Are you doing all you can?"


  "Do you give Jehovah your best?"

  "yes, I feel I do."

   "Then there is nothing more."


will share this with her right away :)

                   thank you Christopher :flowers:

                   At that time those who fear Jehovah spoke with one another, each one with his companion,

                             and Jehovah kept paying attention and listening..." ~ Malachi 3:16

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