Weekend Inspiration

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JOB SAID ‘IF ONLY’

Job was in a dark place and said,‘As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made me taste bitterness of the soul.’(Job-Chapter 27).

Prior  to  that,he  was  seeking in  his groaning that  if only  he  could  go  to God’s dwelling, he  could  present  his case  as  a  righteous  man.He  doubts  finding  his God, in any direction but then claims,in verse ten,

‘But he knows the way that I take, when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold’

.Reading  further,  Job  relates  of  God  searching  the  sources of  the  rivers and brings hidden things to light. And asks,

‘Where can wisdom be found?  Where does understanding dwell?’Job  declares  that  as  long  as  he  has  the  breath  of  God  in  his  nostrils  he  will speak  no deceit,  not  deny  his  integrity,  stay  righteous  and  not  betray  his conscience.

What  a  contrast  of  emotions  Job  presents,  his  suffering  heart  versus  a believing faith but a questioning of the Lord’s divine purpose for his life.  The God  he  worshiped  had  stripped  his  entire  life  away  from  him  in  sorrow  and loss   and   still   he   clung   to   trusting   God   completely   for  restoration.

The circumstances of Job’s testing were ones that would take Job to the limit of his spiritual strength.  His rewards were double what he had lost as God honored his faithful heart.

Has  this  been  your  experience  of  suffering  also?  Have  you  questioned and  asked  why  soul  piercing  heartache  has  occurred?I  know I have and  I thought  healing  would  never  come.    As  time  passed  I  realized  I  had  found understanding   and   wisdom,   acceptance,   trust   and   a   strong   empathy   for hurting  hearts  in  a  blessing  of  relationships from the  spirit  of  my  God.

My interaction with Jesus was of a deeper intimacy and a stronger intensity of his shared love.If today, you are in a ‘Job’ situation, know that God is working on it every day with understanding and in his infinite wisdom.

Be Blessed

Lorraine

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