“Yet Will I Trust Him” By Kirk Hunt
Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him. Even so, I will defend my own ways before Him.
Job 13:15 NKJV
In the space of a day, maybe a week, Job lost everything a man can lose. Job’s children died, his wealth destroyed or stolen, business wrecked, health lost and even his friends turned on him. Still, Job declared, “Yet will I trust Him.”
Authentic trust and true love are an active choice, not passing feelings. Rich or poor, well or sick, do you love God first and truly? It is easy to trust someone or something that heaps only blessings on you. What happens when the flow reverses is the real test.
Battered and beaten, seemingly past human endurance, Job declared his faith in God. Eyes and sores weeping in equal measure, a mere man decided that the God of heaven continued to have his confidence. Armed with Scripture and empowered by the Holy Spirit, am I capable of the same naked faithfulness. Are you prepared to love God despite what he allows to happen in and to your life?
What would happen if the first two chapters of Job happened to you? Would you remain faithful to the God of heaven? Would you continue to love God, despite your losses and wounds?
Job illustrates the standard for trust in God. There will come a time in your life when you will have to declare for or against God. Will you continue to trust and love God despite the hurts and losses of the short run?
Think: Do I really trust God through bad times?
Pray: “Lord, help me to always trust You, no matter the circumstances.”
Copyright © January 2018, Kirk Hunt
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