Each of you has gone through several experiences of trials and temptations in your life.You May have encountered several situations in your life that made you to ask yourself “Why God???Why??Why so much heartache,much pain?Have you ever spend your nights in tears questioning God “Why and How long??
Nick Vujicic was born without the arms and legs.He tried to end his life due to his limitations specially due bullying from school.He ended up in depression.But when he realised that God has sent him to this world with greater plans and purposes,his life has changed.He decided to trust God and changed his focus towards God given abilities rather than his disabilities.
There are several characters in bible who experienced this “Wilderness Life”.
Who was Job?
“There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God [with reverence] and abstained from and turned away from evil [because he honored God]” Job 1:1(AMP)
The character of Job?
3.God fearing man
4.Turned away from Evil
The only man in the bible who was appretiated by God and Satan for his character (Job 1:8,9).Job a pretty good example in bible to explain why a righteous man goes through traumatic events and discouragements.
Job had lost everything.His empire has been collapsed.He lost his children,his possessions and got infected with nasty boils from head to foot.(Job 2:6-8).He has been judged by his friends,mocked by his neighbours and even humiliated by his wife.Then his wife said to him, “Do you still cling to your integrity [and your faith and trust in God, without blaming Him]? Curse God and die!”(Job 2:9,AMP).
The interesting character about Job was his “ Faith in God”. In the midst of these crucial sufferings Job trusted God’s plan and never blamed God atleast once.Just ask to yourself “ What will be my reaction if that was me instead of Job? Will I trust God or blame God??”
Just realise that your life journey will not be always smooth.You will have times of great blessings or will have tough challenging situations.
And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.(Romans 8:28,AMP).
Lessons learnt from the life of Job.
1.Don’t lose hope in the midst of your suffering.
“Even though He kills me;I will hope in Him.Nevertheless, I will argue my ways to His face” (Job13:15).Never loose your hope,no matter how high your mountains are and how deep is your valley.You can trust our God.
2.Our friends and family may abandon us in the middle of wilderness.
Although my father and my mother have abandoned me,Yet the Lord will take me up [adopt me as His child].(Psalms 27:10,AMP).God is with you in every circumstance and will not abandon you if you are faithful to Him.
3.Behind every trials,there is a greater blessing.
“Casting all your cares on Him, for He cares about you”(1Peter 5:7).When Job lost everything,he never stopped thanking God.This attitude of Job gave him greater blessings that he could never imagine.Surrender your worries to our God and He will turn around your trials to greater blessings.
4.God is in control of your life.
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I fear no evil, for You are with me”(Psalms 23:5).Trust God with your uncertainties.. He will get you where you need to be at His perfect time.
My dear friend,God will allow challanges in your life to display His goodness in a greater way.God knows what is He doing and His plans are greater than our imagination.You May have closed doors in your life and may not understand now the reason behind it.Keep honouring God in your ways,Trust in His timing and God will open unexpected doors for you that no man can shut.
God Bless You Abundantly