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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
Though He slay me yet will I hope in Him.
Other than “Jesus” and “John the Revelator” in the New Testament, only Job, the Old Testament “Man of Wealth” and “Lover of God,” suffered more than anyone in the Bible. In the middle of such abject suffering and pain, Job was forced to have a philosophical debate about the “meaning of life” and “the purpose of suffering” with some of his so-called friends. Job broke in the middle of the discussion and said, “I don’t care if God kills me … I’ll never stop loving Him!”
So often, the moment pain or suffering comes to an individual that individual will turn from God, blame it on God, or ask God why? And like you, I have heard horrendous stories of fellow “Followers Of Jesus” who have experienced suffering to the very brink of death. I’ve heard them say, “I just don’t think I can take it anymore.” But here we see Job referring to his Lord as the promoter of his suffering and the object of his potential deliverance from that suffering. Can you imagine the idea of a person who is facing the “Guillotine” putting his or her hope and trust in the executioner? As hard as that is to fathom, it was God who had removed the “hedge of protection” from Job’s life and who made him vulnerable to Satan’s assault, and in the end it was Job who said about his God … “I’ll Never Stop Loving The Lord.”
Thank You today that even when I know that it is You who has allowed the “Hard Times” to come upon me … In the end I know that it will work out for my own good. I will never stop Loving You! Amen