When Job questioned God about his suffering, stating how calamity is for the unrighteous, he was really saying that he was righteous and did not deserve what God had allowed upon his life. God had a plan, though. He was there with Job through the trials he endured. For through those trials God was showing his glory.
“Have you entered into the springs of the sea,
or walked in the recesses of the deep?
Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth?
Declare, if you know all this.”
There are moments in our lives when we believe God may have abandoned us. They are only moments; for in everything we suffer, God is showing His glory. Our true test as Christians is our faith we have in the Almighty. Will we abandon God if we did not receive the answer we wanted? The answer is God would never abandon us.
Through His Son, Jesus, we have salvation. God had allowed Jesus to suffer the cross as a way for us to understand God’s awesome grace. For through the cross, we also have hope of the resurrection. We will one day live again, and the devil cannot take that hope away from us.
Look to God for salvation and He will give it. Our sufferings are only for a moment, and then God will glorify us just as He did Jesus. Bless the Lord, for all things are for His glory.
Find gladness in God, for in Him is life. He separates the day from the night and there is no sorrow in His presence. His goodness is plentiful for the day and His love for us will never empty.
“For you will not abandon my soul to Hades,
or let your Holy One see corruption.
You have made known to me the paths of life;
you will make me full of gladness with your presence.”
We are but a vapor, but in God, there is meaning to all we do. By the salvation we have in Him through Jesus, His son, our sins are no more. His grace is sufficient to quell our anxious heart. All joy belongs to our Father who is in heaven, and He freely gives it to us.
Look to God for gladness of heart, for He will not hold back His spirit from our bones. He will pour His love into us, so long as we ask with a penitent heart. We will inherit all joy when our deepest longing is to please Him, creator of all things, author and finisher of our faith.
Whatever ails us, let us fear not, for the Lord will prevail. His justice is righteous. Our patience is as a fine fruit He chose for us from the Tree of Life. Our happiness is in our Savior, for He is good, pure and just. He will make us full of gladness.
Look to God for help. Call to Him, for He is good, righteous and just. He will not allow us to fall. He will lift us from our trials, comfort us with His Word, and deliver us from all adversities. His way leads to life, and He will always keep us safe in the midst of turmoil.
“But I call to God, and the LORD will save me.”
Our salvation rests in the Lord. His mercies shall never fail. His kindness toward us is unchanging and everlasting from age to age. He will not forsake us during our tribulation, for no one can separate us from the love of the Lord.
From the beginning, the Lord God of all things foreknew us, instructed, trained and gave us life in Him through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Before His throne, on the golden altar, our prayers burn as incense. Every word we pray is a pleasing aroma to Him.
No one can remove us from the presence of God. He will rescue us from all evil. His hand is against all those who would cause us to stumble. His vengeance is good, righteous and just. The Lord will save us.
A day will come when God will judge all the earth and give life to those who believed Christ Jesus is Lord. For some of us, He has already done so. He will cleanse our iniquities and remember sin no more; for He is God and His plan will not fail.
“I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
Take comfort in God, for He is good. Repent and bear your sorrows to the One who created the heavens and the earth. Give heed to the Lord. He will give us life everlasting. He will not fail us. His patience is long and wide as the sea is from shore to shore.
All joy belongs to God, therefore come to Him those who are sad of heart. He waits on those who love Him. His joy will pour into them, and He will comfort the brokenhearted. No manner of sin is too great for the Lord, for His forgiveness lasts forever.
Love the Lord your God. Bless His holy name. Give all to Him who gives life. Doubt not His power or His Love. He will save those who believe. He will comfort those who love. His mercies are eternal. God will forgive our iniquity.
Not many promises to the elect are as direct, as resilient, and as foremost, as that written in the book of Romans. Few promises stand out as being the one promise for which every Christian ought to aim: eternal life is God’s gift to those who believe Jesus is His son.
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Our lives are in preparation for a time far greater than the mortal life we are living today. Eternal life promises a life with God the Father and Jesus sitting at His right hand, glorified with them and judging the world.
The destiny we look to is beyond anything we can imagine this life can provide. The ultimate joy we will experience once we die will not compare with the lifetime of pain we may have had to endure by claiming Christ as our savior.
Yet God’s grace over our lives is worth more than mountains filled with gold and chests brimful and running over with jewels. Nothing comes close to what we will have after this life, for the gift of God is eternal life.
We have cause for great celebration with the Lord, for His spirit is powerful, just and righteous. No evil is too great that it can overtake us. No power is too strong that it can overwhelm us. And no spirit is higher than that of God’s spirit, comforting us in our time of need.
“For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Nothing is so great that God cannot intervene on our behalf. His power is beyond measure. Therefore, how hard would it be for Him to rescue us in our time of need? For we can say, nothing in this lifetime is greater than the crown set aside for us in the coming age.
All glory belongs to the Highest, King of Heaven and Earth. Let all the angels praise His name, for He is good. There is no one greater than God. He reigns supreme above all things. Nothing exists that He has not made. He is the beginning and the end, the creator of all.
May God pour love into your heart so that you may become a perfect witness for others to follow. May your light shine in the darkness so that you may become a bulwark for those who are seeking the truth. Hold fast what is good, for God shows his love for us.
We are to worship only one God, the Great God, Maker of all things and bountiful in mercy and grace. For by God’s grace we have salvation through His Son Jesus Christ, who He sacrificed for the forgiveness of our sins.
“Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, ‘All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.’ Then Jesus said to him, ‘Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.”’ Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.”
Oh, how wonderful it is to raise our hands in praise to God our Father, who has given us eternal life through Jesus our Lord. His deeds are awesome and His ways are just, that from age to age, we have surety He will keep His promises.
God alone is our refuge. He is our strength and our bulwark. No other god can rescue us from our enemies. No other power can give us courage in the face of tribulation. Only God can save us from the penalty of our sins.
Let us drop to our knees and worship the God of creation. Let us give honor to the One who has given us breath. For only He can save us from the evil that lies in wait. Only He defeated Satan. Him only shall you serve.