A Man Named Job With 1 Job

I’m always amazed when I read the book of “Job”, not necessarily by all the harsh thing suffered by Job but, by how he kept his faith in God even when his “would be godly” friends told Job it was his fault for all that suffering.

 It is the end result, not the manure that caused the growth that I focus on.

Perhaps the greatest part from God’s word is at the end of the book…

Job answered God : “I’m convinced: You can do anything and everything. Nothing and no one can upset your plans. 

You asked, ‘Who is this muddying the water, ignorantly confusing the issue, second-guessing my purposes?’

 I admit it. I was the one. 

I babbled on about things far beyond me, made small talk about wonders way over my head. 

You told me, ‘Listen, and let me do the talking. Let me ask the questions. You give the answers.’ 

I admit I once lived by rumors of you; now I have it all firsthand—from my own eyes and ears! I’m sorry—forgive me. I’ll never do that again, I promise! I’ll never again live on crusts of hearsay, crumbs of rumor.”
Job 42:1‭-‬6 MSG

http://bible.com/97/job.42.1-6.MSG

When it comes down to living in this life I believe that we have 1 Job, like Job, and that is to simply put our lives in God’s hands.

When you get to know true, faithful believers you’ll see the common bond, that as we trust Him fully we can rest assure that He will show us a clear picture; even if that picture seems blurry right now, eventually we are able to see He has a plan and will bring everything into focus.

Here is a New Testament verse to cling to:


Song, “Carry The Cross” by Degarmo & Key 

Lyrics: 

Carry the Cross Lyrics

Would you dare to walk upon the water
Would you dare to step into the fire
Would you give away your wealth
Would you risk your very health
Would you sacrifice your heart’s desire
Children of faith say yes
They give their very best
Carry the cross
Dare to follow in his footsteps
Carry the cross
Choose the path of most resistance
Heaven’s the home of the brave
Through Christ they conquer the grave
Carry the cross

Will you make your bed among the lions
Will you yield your heart and bare his cross
Will you gladly sacrifice, just to gain eternal life
Will you count it gain to suffer loss
Children of faith know how
To conquer in His power

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