Monday, May 20, 2013

Trusting God 5/20/2013 (rp)

"Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him." Job 13:15

Most of us are no strangers to the trials and tribulations of Job. We know that he lost his family and everything he owned. On top of that his closest friends first came along to comfort him but then began to pile on to his woes by adding their criticisms and questioning his character. Many of us know what it is to suffer loss. Whether it is a dear loved one, a job, a blow to our reputation, a friend, or any other thing we hold close, loss can be a gut wrenching experience. Some of us even get angry with God... It is natural to have these feelings. He is the highest power to whom we can look for help in our time of need. He is also the highest One to whom we assign blame when things do not go as we would choose.

Beloved the exhortation today is to do as Job did, trust Him come what may. He is the Creator of the universe and the creator of each and every one of us. By definition, His ways are farther above ours than the heavens are above earth. He is without constriction regarding time, place and knowledge. In short, He knows more than we do and has a plan that we do not understand. In the short run, we many experience negative impacts associated with living life, but if we would maintain trust in Him, "the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory which shall be revealed in us" Rom 8:18. Just ask Lazarus (Luke 16:20-25).



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