Note: I’ve had such a terrible time formatting this that I’ve had to edit it numerous times. Mmm, I wonder why?
Lost in the desert of discontent
Reeling from drought and despair
Looking for help from heaven above
Finding it just isn’t there
Tearing at wounds that fester and stink
Digging down deep in my flesh
Crying in anger and shaking a fist
Needing some love and some rest
Assaulted with arrows of fiery might
Those words that cut to the bone
The wisdom from friends (and loved one alike)
By presumptuous, assumptions, I’m doomed!
But I have one friend who’ll stand in the gap
One who is e’er by my side
He’ll carry me through this terrible blight
And bring me to light and to life!
He’ll carry me through
this terrible blight
And bring me
to Light and to Life!
The bible’s book of Job is one of my favorite books and chapter 19 is my favorite chapter. If you haven’t read it you are missing out on a great read. Anyhoo, here is chapter 19, where Job finally loses it on his friends who have been trying to get him to confess what he did wrong to deserve the suffering he’s obviously brought on himself.: