When You Don’t Know What To Do (2)

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Job

1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil. 2 And seven sons and three daughters were born to him. 3 Also, his possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East.

Job was blessed beyond measure and pleasing in God’s sight,we are blessed beyond measure and pleasing in his sight,because we’re born again .

8 Then the Lord said to Satan, Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?

God is now “bragging” on Job,God also “brags” on us,I believe it with all of my heart. And satan is angry beyond measure about that!

Job Loses His Property and Children

13 Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house; 14 and a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, 15 when the Sabeans raided them and took them away—indeed they have killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!”16 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I alone have escaped to tell you!”

17 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three bands, raided the camels and took them away, yes, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!”18 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, 19 and suddenly a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they are dead; and I alone have escaped to tell you!”

20 Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped.

21 And he said:
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.”22 In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong

Job was having a bad day,and the news went from bad to worse all at once,it was as if he was being torn apart. The more the news came in the worse the pain and heartache got. Job’s mind and heart must have been about to explode! And now,what is it that is keeping your attention away from God? Remember satan’s desire is to make you totally forget about God,his mercy,love and faithfulness. Satan is whispering ,look at all you’re going through,God could have stopped this by now. And surely God could have fixed things by now,after all he does have all power,doesn’t he ? Your God,why is he not here with your help? He did promise to be a very present help in your times of trouble,didn’t he. It all sounds so familiar because satan is still the father of lies,and he is very cunning.He’s been watching us for a long time and he knows the tricks to use,to try and keep us down and depressed. But we must “rise” up and get down,like Job did! Job knew because he did not forget( even in the midst of unheard of pain) that God gives good,and God has the right to take it away. Yet and still God “never” left or forgot about Job. And you can look at this great testimony and know that God’s plans for you are great,and that in all things God is causing this to work for your good. Great is God’s faithfulness and Job’s testimony is great proof of that,so do finish reading his great testimony. And just know God will never leave nor forget you.

Love in Christ Pat

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14 thoughts on “When You Don’t Know What To Do (2)

  1. Hi Pat,

    How very great is His faithfulness….. There aren’t enough words to tell of all that He does to uphold us and refine us — that we would be as pure gold and of great use to Him….. Great Post!

    Love,
    Margaret

  2. Thank you, Pat

    I don’t know what to do more times than not. I am thankful though that He knows what I need and He knows exactly when to release it to me. His faithfulness is constant and unchanging. Who is like the Lord?

    Blessings, Encourager of the brethren.

    “Rising up and getting down” , 🙂
    ann

  3. Hi Ann
    Thanks for your encouraging comment His faithfulness is constant and unchanging. Who is like the Lord? How very true that is Amen and I love the kicker“Rising up and getting down” !!! O Yeaaaa! 😉
    Love ya 😀

  4. You said it all Pat. No matter what we are going through good or bad God never leaves us nor forsake us. I praise Him today, everyday, and will keep doing it forever. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us. Love Vi

  5. Hi Pat,

    What a timely word. What a testimony Job had, and it was left on record, that we might be encouraged by it! Calamity after calamity was Job’s plight, yet Job maintained his integrity. He said, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.” I pray that when my trials and tribulations are coming at me like rapid fire, that I will stand firm as Job did! I pray that I will be steadfast, faithful, and always abounding in the works of the Lord, in spite of my circumstances!

    Thank you for sharing, Pat. May God continue to bless you, richly!
    Paulette

  6. Amen!!! You got that right Paulette standing is what I want to do always and to continue trusting in the Lord,especially in this hour when many are falling away as God’s Word said.
    Love you and thanks for your encouraging comment. 😀 😀

  7. Very Timely Pat. Little did you know when you wrote this that a great storm was coming to the Birmingham Metro Area, Tusacaloosa, and across the state of Alabama. Amidst all of the destruction and loss of life, God is still God. He is not responsible for the storm, but he is a repairer of the breach and more than able to rebuild the waste places. The thief, satan, came to steal, kill, and destroy, but Jesus already came so we could have life, filled to the full, till it overflows (St John 10:10 Amplified Bible) Now the thief must repay seven times. Amen!

    1. Hello Fredrick
      So good to hear from you and thank God for hiding you all in his hands,God’s promised protection is always there for us and it’s a great testimony for others. Thank you for your encouraging comment,and how right you are pay day is here!!! Amen
      Love you brother 😀

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