I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of Job 5:9, “Who doeth great things, and unsearchable; marvellous things without number.”
From the above context we learn that when Job was going through affliction his friends criticized him. They thought that he was afflicted because of his secret sin. They tried ways and means to make him understand that affliction comes only to sinful persons. But the Bible says, that Job was a perfect and upright man, and one that feared God and eschewed evil. But God allowed satan to test the faith of Job.
When Job’s three friends heard of all the evil that was come upon Job they came to mourn with him and to comfort him. They were Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar. Elizaph reminds Job the greatness of God, and asks him to submit himself to God thinking that Job might have made some mistake. He tells Job, that no affliction comes by chance. The difference between prosperity and adversity is not so exactly observed. As one observes between day and night, or summer and winter, but it is according to the will and counsel of God.
We must not attribute our afflictions, to fortune, for they are from God. As man is born in sin, he is therefore born in trouble. In the ways of providence the experiences of some are encouragements to others. That is to hope the best in the worst of times. For it is the glory of God to send help to the helpless and hope to the hopeless.
Job knew that our God does wonders, he remembers how God brought the people of Israel with signs and wonders. That is why he says, “He is a God of wonders.” He does wonders beyond numbers. He further says, “I know that God can do everything. And that no thought or promise can be with held from God. Therefore God blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning. God blessed him with seven sons and three daughters, wealth and cattle. The Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
God will do wonders for you and your family to bring honour and glory to His name. God will do wonders for you as never before in front of all those people who considered you useless, who cursed you who despised you and caused pain to you. Until God accomplishes His promise in your life He will neither leave you nor forsake you. He is a faithful God. He is a God of promise. God will lift you up and your children to a great height. But if you want to see wonders in your life you need to have faith in life. You need to be pure and holy. For the Bible says, If you believe you will see the glory of God.
I wish to tell all the readers who read this message not to be broken hearted or disappointed in your life because things don’t work the way you want to. God will glorify you in His time. He will answer your prayers. He will perform a miracle for you too. God performed a miracle for Job, after the period of affliction. Job never retorted his friends. He did not murmur. He bore patiently all the loss in his life whether it was the loss of His children or his wealth or cattle he just said, God gave and God has taken, Blessed be the name of the Lord. May the Lord help you to endure patiently the trials that comes your way, and stand firm in the faith then God will exalt you. God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord help us to be patient and bear the tribulations, without murmuring. Deliver us from the captivity and bondages that we often get entangled and rescue us from the trials that we are going through, just as Job. Remove the burden from our neck and restore peace within our walls. Help us to cling to God during the period of trials and receive a double portion of blessing at the end of affliction. May Your glory be seen in our lives.