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Monday, January 25, 2010

God Sees Your Future

Job 22:1 thru 25:6

We are in the home stretch with Job and his friends so don't give up your reading just yet.  I sure would hate for you to miss how this all ends.

Did you catch in today's reading where Job said, I go east, but he (God) is not there.  I go west, but I cannot find him.  I do not see him in the north, for he is hidden.  I look to the south, but he is concealed. (23:8-9)?

It so ministers to me to know that although Job is going through the most difficult and trying time of his life he is still searching for God with all his might. 

So many times I have seen when people need God the most it is at that moment they make the tragic decision to walk away from Him.  They feel it is easier to give up on God than to go through their hardships with God.  

But not Job.

Although he cannot find God, read what he says in the next verse (10), But he knows where I am going

Oh Job gets it.  

Even though I may not know where God is in this dark hour of my life, God knows right where I am.  He is El Roi, the God who sees.  Remember, we learned that in Genesis when Hagar ran away from home and was lost physically, emotionally and spiritually.

God saw her and... 

God saw Job and...

God sees you.

Never give up on Him because He will never give up on you.  Even though we may not see Him, we can trust Him.

Job said he knows not just where I am, but where I am going.  God knew Job's future and more important, Job knew God knew his future. 

And because we know the rest of the story, we too know Job's future and it is looking pretty bright. 

Job did not have Jeremiah 29:11 to connect his faith too but we do.

For I know the plans that I have for you, says the Lord. 
They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

No matter what your present is, God has a future for you that is pretty amazing.

One final thing that Job said makes we want to stand in my chair and shout is in verse 14 of the same chapter.  Job said, He controls my destiny.

There is a song that is probably one of my most favorite, In Christ Alone.  In this song is a line that is so powerful to me and if I could tattoo my life with anything it would be these words...

Jesus commands my destiny.

Here are a couple definitions of the word command- to have or exercise authority or control over; be master of; to direct with specific authority or prerogative.

If Jesus alone has authority, control and is the master of my future and destiny, then trust me, he will always know where I am, and will command where I am going. 

He will never leave me nor forsake me (Hebrews 13:5).

And He will never leave nor forsake you either so hang on and don't give up just yet. 

Blessing beyond measure is on the way for you, and for Job too. 

See you back here tomorrow,


   

1 comment:

Lorrie8970@aol.com said...

Thanks Tina I needed that. When I read your blog I can hear you speaking these words. Thanks for being real. God bless you and JMark. Thank you God for speaking through Tina.