April 22, 2012
How wonderful to be able to say, “Though He slay me, yet I will hope in Him.” (Job 13:15) How awesome to know that, “He knows the way that I take.” (Job 23:12) How comforting to know that when I “walk through the fire, I will not be burned.” (Is. 43:2) But rather – I shall be refined and “come forth as gold.” (Job 23:10)
All the trials and suffering that we face in this life “are nothing compared to the glory that will be revealed in us.” (Ro. 8:18)
I know that I am quick to say “the devil is attacking me.. woe is me..” But instead, my first thought should be, “Another test… God’s got a lesson for me.” Sometimes it takes me a little longer to figure out that lesson. But I’ll get it eventually. That’s the thing about God… He takes what the devil means to harm us and turns it around for His good. (Gen 50:20)
And that’s why we should look extra carefully for those lessons. Cause that makes the devil mad when his tricks are reversed and used for our good! Isn’t that just great!
And that brings me back to my first point… “Though He slay me, I will trust in Him.”
When we see all things as though they come from the Lord, we will accept them easier and keep our hope in the One who can carry us through!