The verse from the previous post reminded me of what my friend, Betta, shared with me earlier this month when we had an unplanned bonding time. One of the things she mentioned was that Job went through much trial yet God blessed him more in the end of his life than in the beginning when he started out as an already blessed man.
The better blessing came in Chapter 42.
That is a powerful insight.
Anyone who is experiencing trial or testing—somewhere between Chapter 1 to Chapter 41— might only see the difficulty. God’s coming deliverance would have to be seen by faith and not by sight.
If the deliverance or blessing is plainly visible, already on hand, that would just require sight, not faith. But we are to live by faith and not by sight.
In Chapter 42, Job acknowledged to God:
“I know that you can do all things;
no purpose of yours can be thwarted.” – Job 42:2
Beloved, if you are in a season of trial, remember that all the days ordained for you were written in God’s book before one of them came to be. The plans He already knows from the beginning to prosper you and not harm you, to give you a hope and a future are in place regardless of what happens between your beginning and end.
Please kindly wait for your Chapter 42. It’s coming.
4 Comments Add yours
So inspiring, Karen. Thank you for the reminder!
Praise God! Thank you Brenda!:)
This passage sent me signals of hope, comfort, and respite from worries and fears. It also brought me back to the central theme of my talk with friends, which is about resilience.
Thank you for the insight Karen!
Praise God for His hope, comfort, and respite from worries and fear, Roger! It’s a blessing for me to know that this blessed you!! May He continue to minister to you and refresh your spirit!! Thanks for reading!:)