In the Face of Unrelenting Circumstances
“At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb,and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” Job 1:20-21
How do you have faith when everything around you seems to crumble? How do you have and hold on to faith when sickness, illness, disease and death try to unravel the very thing you stand on? I had to wait a while to finish this one. You see, sometimes the devil will go so hard on you that he will use anything and any willing person to break you down. He will try so hard to get you to give up on God that some people do. Some people cease to believe in His very existence because they could not deal with the pressure placed on them. I don’t claim to be superwoman–because only through God’s favor, guidance, direction, power, and sustainment am I even able to stand in the face of all the troubles in my life sometimes.
I often think about the book of Job and how he faced all of these things. How when all of his children, livestock, and even his own body were destroyed, he maintained his belief in God. He maintained that He had done no wrong. Its hard to stay faithful when those around you do nothing but discourage you. They call you names, lie on you, lie to you, and make the journey of life hard to walk. But the thing about faith is that when you believe, I mean deeply believe and trust in God, it makes it impossible for you to doubt what He can do. Just trust and confess the truth–God’s word–over your situation! He delivered Job didn’t He? And He is no respecter of persons so you can receive the same thing. Don’t settle in defeat, do not live in disaster without hope and faith that God can change things.
“After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before.” Job 42:12
“The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the first…” Job 42:12