Then Job arose,
tore his robe,
and shaved his head;
and he fell to the ground and worshiped.
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.”
In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.
LORD Jesus, we praise You that, no matter what, You remain on the throne! Hallelujah! You are the One who created the heavens and the earth and everything in it. You are Almighty God, You have always been, You are a very present Help in times of trouble, and You will not forsake us in the days to come. Forgive us, O God we pray, that we so easily forget just how mighty, how powerful, and how awesome You are! You are above all situations. Enable us to look to You whenever we are facing a hardship, but also whenever all is going well in our life. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.
If you are following along in our daily Bible reading plan, you will (have) read Job chapters 1 and 2 today. What do you think of these two chapters?
We are facing a desperate situation right now. It looks like there is no hope, no way out of this—is there?
Reading the first chapter of the Book of Job was quite an experience this morning. After I read the verses of today’s blog post, I could not help but to cry out, “Oh my goodness! How many times have I failed to do so!”
I mean, reading about all the wealth and blessings that Job had, and then thinking of all that he has lost. Who am I to complain to God about my current situation? And, who am I to not fall down to the ground to worship the LORD today? Ouch!
Looking back at how I reacted during another desperate situation, one that happened nearly three years ago, I remember—as if it happened only yesterday—how I, in my complete dependance upon God for a 180 degree change of it all, have lifted up my hands to worship the LORD. Why? It was the only thing that I could do!
Beloved reader, God is God Almighty and He is Master over every, listen, every single situation. He is The Faithful God. There were times in my life, when He has come to the rescue in the very last second—right at the point of my thinking that I could not bear another moment because the burden had just become too heavy for me to carry on…
Last Sunday, as the preacher was reading and interpreting 2 Corinthians 4, I was reminded that sometimes we need to press on just another little bit, and yet another little bit, and even another little bit more… because we may be weak, very weak at times, but He, our God, is strong, and the excellence of the power to help is of Him and not of us!
In your desperate situation turn to Christ the LORD today!