What Day is This? ~ August 30

What Day is This?


My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and they come to an end without hope.   Job 7:6

Can you relate to these thoughts Job had? I certainly can! Sometimes it seems like the days fly past in a flurry of activities, and I’m so caught up in the things of this world I lose sight of what’s really important—loving God.

Job suffered tremendous persecution, and his days seemed frantic and hopeless. He compared them to the weaver’s shuttle, an instrument that operates in a whirlwind of haphazard activity. What jumps out at me though, is that rather than looking toward the end result of the chaotic weaver’s motions, Job sees only the torment of the moment. Just like you and I do.

Our lives may seem chaotic and pointless—a whirlwind of haphazard and meaningless activity—but it is not the days and the activities of life we should be concentrating on, but the fabric being woven. That fabric, in our case, is the everlasting joy and peace we will achieve when these worldly days and things are finished. And I believe we can and should experience joy and peace now. We should always be filled with hope, no matter what is going on around us.

Our days should end with hope for tomorrow, and we should lay down each night filled with peace, knowing God’s love for us is truly all that matters.


  1. Jp Daily said

    Good stuff, really like the weavers shuttle descriptive alot! 🙂

  2. Sherry Mashburn said

    Living in the present is a key to joy . . . Let me declare today and every day: “This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.”

  3. jelillie said

    Such an awesome thought Charles! No matter what is going on…no matter how the river rages God is still in control weaving our lives into a beautiful tapestry for His glory! Even our pain is but a golden thread in His hand!

  4. Faye said

    Thank you for this wonderful devotional thought. I especially liked the line, “but it is not the days and the activities of life we should be concentrating on, but the fabric being woven”. Also, thank you so much for your devotionals. It takes time to write them and I know how hard that can be at times. 🙂 Have a wonderful Labor Day week end.

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