But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and he will stand upon the earth at last. And after my body has decayed, yet in my body, I will see God. I will see him for myself. Yes, I will see him with my own eyes. I am overwhelmed at the thought. Job 19:25-27 NLT
The vicissitudes of life are the difficulties, the trials, the financial shortages, the broken marriages, the family troubles, the illnesses, the devastating loss of loved ones, and the terrible loss of material possessions. The weakness that all humanity possesses is that we experience the one event that overwhelms us and causes us to give up and lose faith in God.
God is aware of every trial that we will face in our lives prior to the occurrence of said trial. It is those very trials that will build our faith and trust in God if we just turn to him and ask for His Divine intervention in our lives. The loving God that bent down and picked up the dust in His hands and made us into his image is the same God who knows the number of hairs on our heads: And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. Luke 12:7
God will never forsake us: Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6
Our Heavenly Father has forewarned us of the severity of the tribulations that we must face; even so, He is faithful and just in all of His ways. Remember, Job was a righteous man and extremely dedicated to God, even God acknowledged that he was blameless, but Job experienced the devastation of catastrophic loss; material possessions, death of all of his children, a wife who turned away from God, and disloyal friends who accused him of committing sin against God to receive this level of punishment.
Even God did not spare Jesus from the death that was required to fulfill the Plan of Redemption: He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32. Before the fall of Adam and Eve, the plan to redeem humanity was in place; the Omniscient God required the sacrifice and death of His sinless Son, Jesus, in order for the human race to continue.
We must never give up on God; He is always with us and just a prayer away. If we dedicate our lives to God, then He will fulfill every promise that He has made. We must make a personal commitment by acknowledging that God is always with us!
Stay in His presence through believing, praying, and studying the Bible!
Bible Reading: Job 1
Prayer for today: Dear God, We want to take the time to praise your name. We love you and we thank you for your great faithfulness and your mercies that you have blessed us with every day of our lives. Please forgive us for the doubt that we hold onto in spite of knowing who you are. Thank you for the Plan of Redemption that we may have the opportunity for Eternal life. As we continue to grow closer to you, we ask for your Divine intervention upon our lives. We ask this prayer in the Worthy Name of Jesus. Amen
© Sonya Johnson Ruiz 2019