‘Oh, that I knew where I might find Him.’ Job 23:3 NKJV
Job’s troubles lasted almost a year. In that year he lost his children, his money, and his health. That’s when he prayed, ‘Oh, that I knew where I might find Him.’ Notice, Job didn’t pray, ‘Oh, that I knew how to get back my children, my money, and my health.’ He focused on none of those things. He realised that when you are in right standing with God, all the rest will fall into place. Here’s a truth you learn when you lose what you love: when you’ve nothing left but God, you discover that God is enough! Much of the book of Job is about his confusion regarding God and his complaints about his lot in life. Are youdoing that? If you are, don’t worry. God can handle it. As long as your eyes are on Him,He can correct you, teach you, help you, and cause you to grow stronger in faith. Job wasn’t privy to what had gone on behind the scenes. He didn’t know that a discussion had taken place between God and Satan in which Satan said that if God stripped Job of all he had, he would curse Him (Job 1:11). But God knew differently, so He allowed Satan to attack Job for a season. When it was over, God hadn’t changed His mind about Job and Job hadn’t changed his mind about God. If you’re wondering how the story ends: ‘The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning.’ (Job 42:12 NKJV) So if you’re in trouble today, your answer is—God. Keep trusting Him and He will bring you through victorious!
SoulFood: Rom 3:21-6:23, Jn 10:1-10, Ps 133, Prov 29:15-18
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2014