A Shadow of My Former Self

Job 17-20

“My eyes are swollen with weeping, and I am but a shadow of my former self.” Job‬ ‭17‬:‭7‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Isn’t it interesting how there’s comfort in knowing others have gone through gut-wrenching, soul-searching times in their lives and survived?

Being a survivor of extreme gaslighting and verbal abuse, these texts stood out to me. “How long will you torture me? How long will you try to crush me with your words? …You should be ashamed of treating me so badly.” Job‬ ‭19‬:‭2‬-‭3‬ ‭NLT‬‬ The sad thing is, many times there is no remorse for these actions, and we have to rely on God to exact judgement and punishment when He sees fit. God always has the final say. He will redeem what we hand over to Him.

“But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and He will stand upon the earth at last. I will see Him for myself. Yes, I will see Him with my own eyes. I am overwhelmed at the thought!” Job‬ ‭19‬:‭25‬, ‭27‬ ‭NLT‬‬ 🙌🏻🙌🏻

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