From the Pastor's Desk
17 “What are people, that you should make so much of us,
that you should think of us so often?
18 For you examine us every morning
and test us every moment.
19 Why won’t you leave me alone,
at least long enough for me to swallow!
20 If I have sinned, what have I done to you,
O watcher of all humanity?
Why make me your target?
Am I a burden to you?[a]
21 Why not just forgive my sin
and take away my guilt?
For soon I will lie down in the dust and die.
When you look for me, I will be gone.”
Job in this time of trial and testing, like many of us tend to do. We began to question if God was punishing him for some sin that he had committed. If that was the case then why didn’t the Lord just forgive him and let him live in peace. For Job was at the point that he was convinced if the trial didn’t stop soon he would surely perish under the weight of it.
It was also during this season of testing that Job learned to trust in the never ending love and mercy of our Heavenly Father. That somehow God had his well-being in mind and would ultimately cover and bless him in the end.
We can learn many things from our own times of trial and testing by taking the things that Job learned to heart and place out trust in them.
“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us then who can be against us?”
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