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Job 7:11

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Job 7:11 King James Version (KJV)
11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.


Job 7:11 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

11 “EvenI will not restrain my mouth;
I will speak in my spirit’s anguish;
I will complain in my inner self’sb]" style="box-sizing: border-box">bitterness.


Lexham English Bible(LEB) 2012 byLogos Bible Software. Lexham is a registered trademark ofLogos Bible Software


These are my thoughts, please share yours.


Talking and getting things out is good, keeping things bottled up can cause serve emotional issues. Consoling is important for us as Christians going to someone who we can trust to share what is bothering us and those who will advise us in rightness when we need it but they will also encourage us when we need it. Sometimes we have to be like Job and stand up for ourselves and defend ourselves.
 
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My thoughts:

I agree that it is not good to keep things bottled up.
I also can't help but to ask, based on the verses you quoted from Job. So you are quoting
what Job said, before God spoke, but after God speaks, Job backtracks as if he is saying, I
should have kept my mouth shout.

With that said, I think it is good to not keep things bottled up.

I see it like this. The problem is not that we are dealing with anger or other strong emotions.
The problem is we often don't give it to God to take care of. You can't give it to God
if you deny that you even have those feelings. So step one is acknowledging where you
are as to not deceive yourself. Step two is to give it to God, or you can share with a Christian
brother or sister. Some people believe because they are saved they should never feel those
negative feelings, but that is wrong.

It is ok to feel extreme anger towards someone but we need to give it to God and come to him with our
petitions. The BIble has verses dedicated specifically for this, they are called, the imprecatory psalms.

These are the psalms in which the psalmist is praying vengeance on his enemies. This is Biblical and perfectly
fine. The point is that you are giving it to God, and telling God to handle it. Yes God will often be merciful to
our enemies but after some time He will execute judgement in response to the cries of His people. Genesis 18:20 reads, "Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous." It is very likely that the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah was petitions sent up to God to bring justice upon their evil. Of course God give them time to repent, but eventually He laid the smack down on them.

So strong emotions are fine. The Bible says be angry and sin not. We just need to acknowledge them.
And give it to God. The problem is when we stuff our feelings like you said, and then end up exploding,
or when we don't give it to God and try to handle these feelings ourselves.
 
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Job 7:11 King James Version (KJV)
11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.


Job 7:11 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

11 “EvenI will not restrain my mouth;
I will speak in my spirit’s anguish;
I will complain in my inner self’sb]" style="box-sizing: border-box">bitterness.


Lexham English Bible(LEB) 2012 byLogos Bible Software. Lexham is a registered trademark ofLogos Bible Software


These are my thoughts, please share yours.


Talking and getting things out is good, keeping things bottled up can cause serve emotional issues. Consoling is important for us as Christians going to someone who we can trust to share what is bothering us and those who will advise us in rightness when we need it but they will also encourage us when we need it. Sometimes we have to be like Job and stand up for ourselves and defend ourselves.
So you've taken a part of a thought here...keep reading..This chapter the next chapter.....Get the whole thing before you draw conclusions.
 
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