Tuesday, December 7, 2010
We may look around in wonder and ask, "Where is our supportive husband? Why is my wife not by my side? Where are those friends who say they love me?" God is enough. God is all we need. Job found that out. In the end it was God who never left him. Job may have been tested, but his faith carried him through.
1 Corinthians 10:12-13 "Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it."
In our lives what is visible in not always what it seems. We have to look beyond skin deep, into the heart of man to see what he is made of and in Job we see a picture of Christ. We see restoration and healing. We see man taken into the depths, shaken, but not overcome. God had His hand upon Job never to leave nor forsake him.(Hebrews13:5) Living a Christian life does not mean we will not go through struggles. We will have loss and pain that will bring us to our knees. It is in those very moments when we think we can no longer move that God gives us the power to breathe again. To see life once again as He transforms us into a new day.