Persistent Seeking During The Holidays – Alphonso & Kinji Davis

The Perseverance of Job

The Persistence of Job

Key Reading:  Job 14:1-6

There are some things that seem unfair and that makes it hard to continue to seek God.

We may ask questions like:

  1. Why was I born into a dysfunctional family?
  2. Why did this happen to me and why do I have to suffer abuse and injuries in my life?

Job understood these feelings in the midst of his suffering:

Job 14:1-4

“Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble. They spring up like flowers and wither away;

like fleeting shadows, they do not endure. Do you fix your eye on them? Will you bring them before you for judgment? Who can bring what is pure from the impure?  No one!”


Job was persisted in his questions (to God) because deep inside he believed God to be good and just, even though life was not.

Deuteronomy 4:29

“But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
Those who seek God will find God. In God’s loving arms we will find the answers we seek. Job was honest with his emotions and questions and never stopped seeking God. So this holiday season continue to seek God. God will be found only by those who are willing to keep seeking him through the pain, suffering, and the unfairness of life.



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