Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday Word 12/14/2011


"In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly… And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before." ~Job 1:25; 42:10
He made it through. It wasn’t easy. There was some fear and immense pain. At one point Job even wished he was dead (chs. 3,10), but he came out victoriously! How? Job never blamed God. He had a deep rooted faith in his Lord. It was so deep those around him thought he was just plain crazy. Even then he stood firm. He knew his God had not forgotten about him.

So many things took place in those forty chapters between the first and last one. Through it all job came out doubly blessed in the end. Why? Because he never let his circumstances affect his actions or his trust in God’s sovereignty. Can the same be said about you? Whatever you are experiencing right now is the just the middle of the story. Hold on to God’s promises. He will supply all of your needs (Phil 4:19). He has made you dead to sin, but alive in Christ (Rom. 6:11). You do have everlasting life through Christ! (John 3:16) You can do all things through Him (Phil 4:13). Hold on to his promises, even if you are holding on by yourself, and come out doubly, triply, outrageously blessed!

2 comments:

  1. Amen! First time reading your blog, but that was definitely encouraging. Continue to let him use you.

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  2. Thanks Quincee for your comments. I'm glad you were encouraged by it. God bless!

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