“Despite The Circumstances” by Kirk Hunt
Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips. (Job 2:9-10 KJV)
Job 2:9-10 KJV
Mr. and Mrs. Job sat in the middle of devastation and loss. A lifetime of carefully accumulated wealth disappeared in the space of a morning. The precious lives of their 10 children had been just as unceremoniously cut short. Job, himself, lay miserable and hurting with disease.
You would think there would be at least a little bitterness. The facts point to betrayal by God Himself. Job ignores that false conclusion.
Job chooses to trust God. During the good. Despite the bad. He knew that no matter the circumstances, God’s love is good and constant.
Hurting with pain, and living through extraordinary loss, Job held the line. He refused to believe that God had abandoned him. He dismissed the story told by the facts and figures.
Perhaps you are hurting during a season of loss and devastation. Ignore the statistics. Trust in God’s faithfulness and grace.
No matter how dark and hopeless it looks, God is there. He didn’t turn from you then. He will not turn from you now. There might be chaos and noise today, but there will be peace and calm in your (near) future.
Think: When everything is disrupted, God’s grace remains.
Pray: “Lord, I choose to trust you, no matter what.”
Copyright © February 2010, Kirk Hunt