Beyond Us

We have all come to a point in our lives where things don’t go the way we want or situation don’t turn out the way we think that they should.  In these times we sometimes lash out at God, asking Why?  God why am I going through bad situation in my life when I am following your commandments?

In the story of Job,  Job had everything and was richly blessed of God, because scripture says in Job 1:1 that, Job was perfect and upright, one that feared God and eschewed evil.  He had a get great family, property, livestock, etc…  Through the story God allowed the devil to due all manner of things to him except take his life.  Job loses everything.  All ten of his children are killed.  His livestock is stolen and killed.  Even most of his servant were killed.  Also, kinds kinds of boils and sores covered Job’s body, putting him in much pain.  And we say we have bad days.  But all through this devastation, verse 22 of chapter 1 of the Book of Job states, “In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.  He even in verses 20 and 21, worshiped and blessed that name of the Lord.  Now, how many of us would do?

Through the story of Job, he was tested.  We to are tested daily and should strive to worship and bless the name of Lord through dark times, even when we don’t feel like it.  When friends and loved ones turn on you and tell you that you should, curse God , and die (Job 2:9) because there is no way for you to make it, stand fast in the faith (1 Corinthians 16:13), because “All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)  Jeremiah 29:11 tells us, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

God wants the best for us and bring you though the good times and bad times “IF” you let Him.  Just because things don’t go the way we think they should doesn’t mean God isn’t in it or doesn’t care. In fact it is quite the opposite, God cares about every little detail of your life.  But we don’t always give Him the small things.

Isaiah 55:8-9

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LordFor as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Another example is the story of Joseph.  God made him a promise, but he had to go through almost be kill, sold into slavery, thrown in prison, all before that promise come to pass.  Genesis 37 through 50 is his story.

In all situations in your life, always try looking at the big picture.  We don’t have to and we won’t understand why God does the things He does.  Just trust in Him and place all your faith in the fact that He has your life map out perfectly.

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