A Word From The Pastor

Trusting God

July 12, 2018
Pastor Kaiser
Job19:25  For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
Job19:25  For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

Job experienced significant trials and tribulations in his life. He was also a witness for his friends, family and every Christian since his day on how to stand before God in the midst of ­trials. Job did not curse God as his wife suggested in Job 2:9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still hold fast thine integrity? curse God, and die. Nor did he listen to the unwise counsel that his friends gave him.

Job knew something undoubtedly: “I know that my redeemer liveth.” Job understood that God was in control and despite his circumstances God was still God.  We find that Job learned that when all the trials were over, he had more understanding and answered the Lord in Job 42:2  I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. 

Job did not dismiss his trials nor hide that he had suffered. He lost nearly all that he had in life as well as the respect of his family and friends including his own wife. The assumption was that Job had sinned to cause these burdens. His life was in turmoil yet that did not change the fact that God knew his condition, was present and in control.

Job repented in dust and ashes because he ­demanded an explanation from God. He learned that it was enough to trust that God was in control, understood what was going on in his life and had a purpose.  We often do not understand why something is happening in our own life and like Job we should come to the realization that we do not always have to have an understanding as God is in control, fully aware, has a purpose that we may not see and is hearing our prayers.

When life is at its worst, you can believe that God is still in control and has a purpose!

Johan Urhahn