If you've ever experienced a difficult moment and wanted to know how to make it through...this is the book for you. Follow one woman's journey through illness, loss and heartbreak and be inspired to keep moving in the midst of your storm.
December 23rd 2009 was the beginning. I began on a journey that would change my life forever. I was faced with a debilitating illness that no doctor could find the cause for. In the early stages of my illness God led me to read the book of Job and he told me that I was going through my own Job experience. He then led me to write down all of my experiences which evolved into this book. I didn’t know it then but my illness would catapult me into realizing God’s purpose for my life. It is my hope that my experience can inspire someone else to continue trusting God no matter what obstacles they may face. My illness is just one part of this book. I have experienced so many ups and downs and my relationship with God has increased dramatically since this all began. I have learned to lean and depend on God even more and I know that he is always with me no matter how long it takes to come out of my storm. This Job Experience is my test to make sure I am ready and prepared to carry out the call of God on my life.
True blessings always await us in the end.
Stricken with a sudden, mysterious illness, little did Margaret know, her life was about to change in ways she could hardly imagine...as the doctors struggled to ascertain the cause of – and subsequent cure for – her condition, Margaret was led by God to read the biblical book of Job, eventually recording her own experiences – particularly since they mirrored those of the legendary icon of extended suffering...what Margaret didn’t realize was that God was leading her through the same storms in order to bring her out just as strong, faithful, and confident on the other side, as well as share her testimony of victory and praise before the eyes of the world...
The Job Experience is an inspiring read. Chronicling her real-life trials and tribulations, author M.H. Wesley’s insightful offering invites readers to explore the depths of their own pain and suffering, encouraging them to embrace the adversity that’s specifically designed to help them grow and improve. Over the course of our lives, none of us will be spared the unexpected difficulties that often confront us on the road of life, but if we welcome the challenges as opportunities to strengthen our relationship with God, we’ll successfully turn those obstacles into stepping stones that help propel us to higher heights. Such is the crux of The Job Experience, through which Wesley does a commendable job of highlighting the blessings that await those who refuse to give in to sorrow and despair. Strongly recommended for those in dire need of sound spiritual uplifting.
The Job Experience
The story of Job in the Bible is one of the greatest examples of the power of faith and what it means to “truly” be a Christian. In this book The Job Experience, M.H. Wesley recounts her battle with illness, inadequate, (and sometimes insensitive), treatment from doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers at all levels, loss of employment, and personal struggle. Unlike many books about such subjects, the tone isn’t one of sadness or defeat, but of joy and victory.
While this is not a long work in page length, it is a book where every page has power. One of the most powerful passages occurs near the end, and it sums up what the book as a whole is about. It reads: “God wanted to see if he made the right choice. He wanted to make sure that a 31 year old woman born in Cove City, North Carolina was the one who could handle conveying this powerful message. He put me through this Job experience to make sure that I could really trust in him even if I lost everything” (144). When you read this book, you will walk away
knowing there is nothing that can’t be endured and overcome. This is a message that will reverberate in your mind and heart for weeks after you’ve read the last page.
If you have ever experienced moments where you felt like giving up, like everything was working against you, this is a must read. The Job Experience is more than a book about one woman's experience with a debilitating illness; it is a testimony to the power of Family, Faith, and Perseverance. While the author is writing from a Christian point of view, you don't have to be religious to be affected by this work. After reading this, you will feel empowered. This is truly an experience that you will never forget.
By: Eunice Hargett, English Professor, Broward College
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