When a man suffers misfortune, and loss, that is when you really know who your friends truly are. And how Christianly many speaks but do not act! Many will say very unkind words to you, treat you unkindly, gather others around them to speak more evil of you. And spread untruth about your situation!
Salt will be added to your injuries. This is the experience of brother Job, and many brothers and sisters even today.
Job 16:19 Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high. 20 My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God;
“The very same God that spins things in orbit Runs to the weary, the wern and the weak And the same gentle hands that hold me when I’m broken They conquered death to bring me victory”
Brother Job knew he was blameless, he could not understand why what happened to him happened, yet he had hope in God. But his friends? They were a whole lot different from what he expected. No word of encouragement or comfort but accusations.
This here sounds more like Job thinking, trying to justify what is happening to him, finding no cause, and must have blurted out Job 16:17 yet my hands have been free of violence and my prayer is pure. I mean Lord! You know me! Why all these?
Brothers and sisters suffering any kind of loss, heartaches, or contrariness of life. Please note that God is Sovereign, He knows what you are going through and He will give you respite.
I pray God’s strength be made manifest in your weakness. May His love envelope you. May the light of His countenance warm your heart. God is God on the mountain, as He is God on the valley, hills, plains, and rough places. He is Sovereign! And He cares for you!
Be comforted friends as brother Job was and said in Job 16:19Even now your witness is in heaven; your advocate is on high. 20 your intercessor is your friend as you pour out your fears, heartaches and tears to God.
The ways God speaks does not seize to amaze me. Just within this month, I was swamped with tonnes of task to do. I was exhausted, but kept at it. At a point my teenage daughter kept saying “mum that’s ok, take a rest”. She said this continuously at intervals, and my reply each time was, ” I will, just a little bit more”.
Then she spoke and it caught my attention! It wasn’t that I wasn’t listening or paying attention to her, but what she said was beyond her years and I knew it, that this was God speaking, just letting me know, I’ve got “IT” in me!
My daughter said ” mum you are strong, no wonder you are in this situation. God knows you can handle anything!!!”. Of course, I stopped right there because, the Holy Spirit gave it a deeper meaning, He gave me a deeper understanding of what the Lord knows about us that we could never know until it unfolds layer upon layers as The Lord wills it.
Remember 1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Whatever is going on in your life, family, business, ministry, and so on, know that the Lord will not permit it to go beyond what you can take. He always makes a way of escape.
The “cross” you are carrying will not crush you my friend. The Lord knows your capacity before He permitted it to come your way!
The virtue you birth therefore must be employed to encourage and strengthen others along the way of thier own conception. Don’t waste your pain!!!!
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
The Lord that saved you and I is the same God that has been watching over Us. It is the same God that has been shielding us from the fiery darts of the wicked. He has not allowed it to be unto us according to the plan of our enemies. The Lord has defended us in ways we have no idea of. The Lord has provided for us according to His great mercy – protection, provision, deliverance, sustenance, healing, a way of escape also from the wrath to come in the blood of the Lamb – Jesus Christ. He withheld the hands of the wicked from harming us and built a hedge of fire round about us.
Will He not keep you and I from falling away? He has done so much more friends!! Trust Christ Jesus and stay focused on the throne of grace to see you to an expected end of victory in all ramification. Hold unto the Word, meditate upon it and it will work wonders in your life by the power of the Holy Spirit! Trust in the Lord!
Psalms 119:33 Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. 34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. 35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. 36 Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. 37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word. 38 Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared. .