Friday, February 22, 2008
How Do You Stay Up In A Down World?
When God called Job "the greatest....among...the people of the East" (Job 1:3) the title was well-deserved. Job, whose name was synonymous with integrity under fire. Job had 10 children, vast land holdings, servants and incredible wealth. Then without warning he lost everything including his children and his health. How could anyone endure this without becoming bitter? yet Through all of this Job did not sin nor....blame God. Today is not a good day for me I am discourage. I am thinking about how Job can through and moved on with life in spite of the trials he faced.
What was Job's secret? I see 3 possibilities (1) He recognized God's right to control events in his life. (2) He looked for wisdom in the adversity. (3)He acknowledged his limited understanding. Because Job had a personally relationship with God, he could handle anything that came his way.
Can you see God when Satan is attacking you and yours? Do you have that kind of relationship were you know what you know? I ask these questions because I am at a place were my faith is being tested right now. I never been here before and it is painful. How do you stay the course when the very ground you are standing on is sinking? Have you ever just wanted out?