Job suffered horrible pain and loss. He could have simply given up and lost all hope–his friends even encouraged him to do just that. Yet, he trusted God, and in the end his faith was rewarded with more than he started with–but the real reward was his relationship with God and his renewed faith.
We don’t always understand why we suffer and why bad things are allowed to happen. But if we hold to the Word of God and remember that God is good and loving, and wait patiently, HE will work all things out for good for those called according to His purpose.
God has a plan of redemption and grace, and it is in our darkest, weakest moments that He is the closest!
Are you hurting right now or watching a loved one suffer? Don’t lose hope! Turn to God and let Him comfort you with peace and renew you with His love.
- Dig into His Word and let Him bring you words of comfort and even understanding.
- Spent time in prayer–even when you don’t have the words, the Holy Spirit intercedes for you–“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” (Romans 8:26)
- Turn to a friend and bless them with the chance to pray over you and for you–and remember that suffering is only for a time and joy is coming!
- We must learn to enjoy the light of life by remembering the pits we have already been delivered from, and trusting God even while we are yet in one!