THE GOOD AND THE BAD
Suggested Reading: Job 29-30
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Key Verse: Job 30:20a
I cry out to You, but You do not answer me!
Some people, who do not know the promises made to humanity by Jesus, can come to the conclusion that God does not care about them. Attempts to get His attention seem to fail! There are no immediate visible results. Job had lost everything except his wife. He may have retained his land and some of his wealth. Between the complaints by his wife and the boils from which he was suffering, life was awful. Nevertheless, as we hang in there in our readings, we’ll actually find a happy ending.
In our time, many have suffered more than Job. In concentration camps, war, crimes against humanity, families, houses, land, friends, possessions, and life itself has been lost. Seeing this, people ask, “So where is your God?…Why does He allow this?” The answer for our minds says, “God gave us free will and He refuses to make us less than human by turning us into robots and puppets which He manipulates.” We have used our freedom to hurt each other and there are dire consequences in this life which we must endure. For the believer there is the promise of the hereafter. Heaven awaits! Be sure to watch 100 Huntley Street during September for a whole month of teaching on Heaven.
So that’s a brief answer for our minds, but the answer for our hearts, our souls and spirits is in the promise of Jesus. He’s the One who changes everything! He says, “Take heart, I have overcome the world!” (John 14:33). Please read His promise found in John 11:21-27. Also read Matthew 28:1-20. Jesus cannot lie! Decide to believe Him!!! It’s your choice!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, I choose to believe You! I pray that when my mind brings a doubtful thought, I will believe my beliefs and not my doubts. I know it’s not a sin to doubt, but when a doubt comes, illuminate my mind to think clearly and logically, thinking Your thoughts after You! In Your Name I pray, Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
We met a wonderful lady named Amelia on one of our trips to Israel. She joined our group from Canada. We get to know so many precious people as we live together for two whole weeks (We are going again November 12 – 26 this fall. We’ll close off registration in 8 days. There are still several places available for our fellow bloggers. Click here for information and contact Norma-Jean right away). Amelia was driven out of a communist eastern European country, her family scattered, and her home confiscated by the state. She ended up in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, where she established a private hospital, through God-given business skills and her nursing profession. After the fall of communism in her homeland, she returned and knocked on the door of her home. The lady, who with her family was living in Amelia’s home, was filled with fear as she saw Amelia at the door. Homes under the new government were being restored to their rightful owners. Amelia immediately began to share the love of Christ and said, “Don’t worry, the house is yours, I’m not going to take it back. God has blessed me greatly in my new homeland of Canada.” Amelia is now 86, and while she no longer has her small hospital, she lives a blessed life!
Yours for trusting God in the good as well as the bad,