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 :14:14, If a man die, shall he live again? All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
From the above context we find that Job stopped speaking, to his friends and goes on to speak to God. He reminds himself of his own misery, and pleads it with God for some mitigation of his miseries. Job utters the above words when he was in the peak of his misery. This shows that when calamity strikes one’s life, it destroys all his hopes. Job was left in the dark to face the agony of life. Job was once a wealthy man, he was the greatest of all the people of the East. Since he was a rich man, he was respected by all now that he was in a fallen state; he was disregarded and disrespected by his neighbours, friends and servants too. Yet Job says, “God will not cast away the blameless. Job had adamant faith in God”. Therefore he had a ray of hope.
Job knew that God will be merciful to him and consider his cause. He was willing to wait on the Lord. He believed that God does great things and unsearchable, marvellous things without number. He knew that if he was pure and upright God would arise and do marvellous things for him as in the days of his prosperity. He was certain that God would surely bless the latter part of his life. So he waited patiently for the appointed time, as to when his affliction would come to end. Even though he suffered miserably he had great faith in God. He believed that his hope will not be lost. He knew that good days would dawn in his life that’s why he says, “Though He slay me yet I will trust in Him. He goes on to say, “ I know that My Redeemer lives.”Job knows that God does not withdraw his eyes from the righteous. God honoured his faith and therefore the Bible says, “God blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning.” And Job therefore says, Lord, you can do everything, and no purpose of yours can be withheld from you.
Are you struggling like Job, in your life ? Have you grown very frustrated in your life ? You might be going through a court case or a divorce case or a serious problem in your life. You too like Job must be thinking as to when these problems would come to an end. Wait on the Lord He will surely deliver you from your problem by His righteous right hand. Your problems will soon come to an end. Surely there is a hereafter. And your hope will not be cut off. You shall see no more disaster. God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank you for this blessed day. Help us to have adamant faith like Job. Teach us to endure patiently the problems that we go through. Remove the yoke of burden thrust upon our shoulder and relieve us from all grief and pain. Help us to see better days in our life.
In Jesus name we pray.
DOING GOOD Today's Word of Blessing - April 18, 2021