When Bad Things Happen
“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.”
Job was a man loved by God, yet permitted to experience unbearable torment, excruciating pain, false accusations and total loss at the hands of the enemy. Why? Isn’t that the question we ask when we are dealt a hard blow?
The bottom line truth is, Job was blameless! Does it make any sense at all? It does when we understand and grasp the reality of spiritual battles and the drama that goes on in the spiritual realm over us and our situations. Satan couldn’t tolerate Job’s perfection and went to war for his soul. God finally appeared, but without the answers Job sought. Instead, He confronted Job, recycled his pain, changed his perspective and blessed him. Through it all Job stayed true to His God and kept His way without wavering. He knew His God and His Redeemer lived and that after his body was decayed, he would see God with His own eyes and that thought overwhelmed him, Job 19: 26, 27.
Do troubles weigh heavily on you today, leaving you fatigued, weary and distraught without hope? Friends, our Redeemer lives to heal, forgive and breathe hope into your hopeless situations! As believers then, let’s persevere in this race and remain steadfast in hardship, strong in difficulty and obedient in Truth without wavering. Let’s be confident in a Sovereign God who knows all things from beginning to end. Let’s trust Him when the battles rage and the foe comes against us, and know as Job knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that our Redeemer has defeated death and sin and lives victoriously, in our lives, even when there are no answers.
Have a Blessed Day!