“Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.” Job 13:15
To lose everything and still trust God is very hard to do. A few months ago, my husband lost his job; as a result, we also lost our home. Before our world came crashing down, we were riding the waves of life: starting a mentoring program, and my women’s ministry was at an all time high. Life was finally where I thought I needed it to be.
The most devastating part of this journey was feeling as if God didn’t care. In a moment of weakness, anger erupted and I yelled out to God, “Why! Why would you allow this to happen? What did I do? How can I ever recover from this?”
After days of crying and feeling sorry for myself, I began thinking about Job. He was a man who loved, feared, and was faithful to God. Job was a righteous man who abstained from evil. Yet tragedy still hit his home.
At the pinnacle of his success and wealth, he became bankrupt, homeless, and diseased. Was Job angry? Yes. Was Job discouraged? You bet. He even had the audacity to question God when it seemed as if God wasn’t there. Although Job mostly interacted with God out of desperation and anguish, He still believed that God would come visit him. Being a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6), God eventually gave Job back everything he had lost and more!
Lord, when the good seems to outweigh the bad, help me to remember that this season will only last for a moment. Forgive me for the times I have questioned Your ability to perform as provider. I now understand that everything I am going through is working for my good and that You will restore all that I have lost in due season. Amen.
When was the last time you trusted God completely? Starting now, begin activating your faith again, allowing your trust to be without borders.
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