‘He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.’ Job 8:21 NIV
Sometimes when your heart has been broken, the healing comes first and the answers come later. But when you think about it, wouldn’t you rather walk with God in the darkness than walk alone in the light? It’s doubtful Job ever fully comprehended all the losses he experienced in life or why. But there came a time when he was able to look back and say with confidence, ‘He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.’ And that’s God’s promise to you too!
Theologian E. Stanley Jones said, ‘Anything less than God will let you down.’ For every predicament you face in life, God has sufficient grace to carry you through. For every need, He has a supply. For every problem, He has an answer. For every hurt, He has a cure.
After recalling everything God had brought him through, Jeremiah concluded, ‘There is nothing too hard for You.’ (Jeremiah 32:17 NKJV) God looks for opportunities to show you what He can do on your behalf when you put your trust in Him. David said, ‘According to Your mercy remember me.’ (Psalm 25:7 NKJV) Aren’t you glad God’s goodness and mercy are based on His character and not yours?
Corrie ten Boom said, ‘If you want to be depressed, look within. If you want to be defeated, look back. If you want to be distracted, look around. But if you want to be delivered, look up.’ So the word for you today is: by God’s grace, you will get through this.
SoulFood: 1 Sam 14–15, Matt 27:11–31, Ps 91, Pro 21:28–31
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023