Faith like Job (2)
God permits in His wisdom
WHAT HE COULD HAVE
altered or prevented in His power.
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him. (JOB 13:15)
|WHO CAN IMAGINE the depths of grief or the suffering of the man whom God called "My servants Job"? His ten children perished. From head to toe his body was covered with boils and blisters. His staggering wealth vanished. His wife’s only recorded words were a bitter directive to "renounce God and die!" Even his longtime friends, who should have brought comfort, and who should have known better, instead accused him of being a hypocrite in need of repentance. All because of Satan’s hatred for Job, and because God was willing to allow Job’s faith to be tested. "And the Lord said to Satan, Behold, he is in you hand; only spare his life"(Job 2:6).
As a believer, you know your faith will be tried, and Job’s life demonstrates it can be tested to the extreme. You may taste of life’s bitterness–you may taste more than you could have imagined–but hear God’s words to your soul:"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose"(Romans 8:28 KJV). Come what may, know that through the Spirit’s help God’s purpose shall be accomplished. Rest in His unchanging wisdom!