Job’s Friends – updated with a P.S.

I am so thankful that the vast majority of the people who commented on my previous post, responded with understanding, compassion, empathy, kindness, and love. The last thing we need when we are hurting and discouraged is for someone to tell us how WRONG we are to feel that way.

I love my caring blogger friends.

P.S. All of the comments that I received and have approved and posted on my previous blog, were great. So please don’t think that I am calling any of you sweet people ‘Job’s friends.’

Here’s a very cool thing that happened. Shortly after I posted this blog, I checked my phone and found that a pastor friend had sent me two texts with Bible verses from the book of Job. He sent those texts before I had even written this post, and he had no way of knowing that Job and his unsympathetic, condemning friends were on my mind. Wow!! I think that was another little love note from God.


15 thoughts on “Job’s Friends – updated with a P.S.

  1. Lesley September 21, 2020 / 11:47 am

    Oh dear, reading that post again there was me mouthing off about how blessed I’ve been. I should stop trying so hard to be a Pollyanna. I’m sorry. 😦

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      • Lesley September 21, 2020 / 1:58 pm

        That’s a relief. I was worried then. Thank you, Linda.

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    • Linda Lee/Lady Quixote September 21, 2020 / 1:56 pm

      You have such a kind heard, Leslie. I just went back and reread your comments on my previous blog, and everything you said was great. Your good news encouraged me, especially about your daughter doing so well. I rejoice with you!

      To my mind, the people who are like Job’s friends have no empathy, no compassion, and they blame other people for their troubles, and tell them they are wrong to grieve, and wrong to wish things could go back to being normal. You didn’t do that, at all. ❤❤❤

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      • Lesley September 21, 2020 / 2:05 pm

        Just me being over-sensitive again. ❤️

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  2. mrsmariposa2014 September 21, 2020 / 2:56 pm

    I missed your last post so I had to go back and read. Most definitely understand! This has been quite a year in so many ways. When we struggle, we need to be able to reach out and know the comfort of another hand reaching back, even virtually. Hugs and prayers to you, friend. ❤

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  3. oldandblessed September 21, 2020 / 3:15 pm

    I just want to let you know that I’ve enjoyed reading all of your posts. Your spirit seems sweet and that quality come through in your blogs. Obviously, that’s only possible when the Spirit of God resides in an individual.

    On the issue of Job’s friends, they are so representative of humankind. We read the Book of job and pray that we’re not like them; however, many of us are but a small step from being as judgmental as they are, especially if we fail to keep Christ at the center of all our efforts to be the best human we can. God bless you, friend and sister in Christ.

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    • Linda Lee/Lady Quixote September 21, 2020 / 3:18 pm

      I don’t even know what to say. You are too kind. I need a tissue now. God bless you, dear brother.


  4. Paul Martin September 24, 2020 / 7:43 am

    It’s sad that whenever we are going through trials, “Job’s “friends” usually show up. We need to be an encouragement to one another!

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  5. ourlittleredhouseblog September 29, 2020 / 10:39 am

    Just got on and haven’t read your other posts yet. I hope you and your family are okay. I love those little gifts from God that remind us that he is near us all the time sending his people to connect with one another too. Stay safe out there Linda, you and your husband and I will keep you both in my prayers.

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    • Linda Lee/Lady Quixote September 29, 2020 / 4:44 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words and prayer! My husband and I are doing fine, thank the Lord. Our concern is for the five children, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren we have between us. They live from Washington state to northern and southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and New York. Some of them have been sick, a couple have lost their jobs, and several live near the horrific wildfires. It’s hard not to worry about our kids and grandkids, during this crazy year!


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