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
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