What can I say? Last June was scary.
I blogged on what was going on in my life and my husband’s with the military, and him getting out. We had no answers. We had barely anything to hold onto. It was a very dark time.
And yes, during that time, a lot of the things I felt were constant fear and worry.
However, the love of Christ weighed stronger on my shoulders. He was why I decided to write during the times I didn’t know what was going to happen.
This life is not about always knowing what God is going to do, how He is going to answer (be it yes or no), and us having control over everything. Jesus reminded Martha of this. The Lord reminded Job of this.
Which leads to the very short piece of scripture I am going to focus on this month, and please join me in doing so.
(NIV) Job 2:10, “Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”
We can either fight against Him or cling to Him in all seasons of our lives. It won’t change our circumstances, if we fight Him, but I know Christ has changed me when I’ve clung to Him in trials.
Job said today’s scripture when his wife was telling him to give up on God. He has lost so much, and yet he answered her, “Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”
Job may have complained, and please, let me be the first to say if I was in his shoes...I would have too. He never went against the Lord. He didn’t understand and he was begging to understand why, alongside his doubt and questioning, why he was still living.
I’ve been there. It’s one thing to endure brief panic or a small trial. But hardship, an enduring trial with no seeming answers of hope or refuge. When everything gets swept up from the ground beneath you, and you only have Christ to rely on
What I am going to be thinking about this month is how God moves despite setbacks. How He heals when we receive answers of no, and when our hearts are broken. Things do not always go our way, but they will always go God’s way.
Will you join me this month?
What does this scripture say to you?
What scripture will you be focusing on this month?
Month Scripture (NIV) Job 2:10, “Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”
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