Journey with Job

Just in case anyone needs a reminder…Joy comes in the morning.

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F260 Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 1-2

”He knows of your going through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you. You have lacked nothing.” Deuteronomy 2:7

Whatever your wilderness looks like – physical pain, financial strain, broken relationships or broken dreams – God knows about it. And He knows exactly how long you’ve been wandering the same ol’ barren land. ”God saw the people of Israel – and God knew.” Exodus 2:25

God sees you and He knows. Just keep walking; there is a Promised Land on the other side of the wilderness.

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Journey with Job Pt. 3

👉 ”In light of heaven, the worst suffering on earth, a life full of the most atrocious tortures on earth, will be seen to be no more serious than one night in an inconvenient hotel.” Mother Teresa

Paul said it this way. 👉 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” Romans 8:18 ESV

I once heard someone say that, when we get to heaven, the question will not be, ”Why all the suffering?” The question will be ”What suffering?”

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Journey with Job Pt. 2

So much goodness in the book of Job. Always has been one of my favorites.

This time, however, God is revealing some things to me – some feelings I’ve been harboring against Him. And, regarding specific circumstances in my life, I’ve had to ask myself two questions.

👉Do I trust God? His character, timing, motives, promises, etc.

👉Is it possible (insert sarcastic emoji here) that God sees, knows, and understands things that I am simply not capable of seeing, knowing, and understanding?

Then, with the answers to those questions in mind, I read these words from #jdgreear in #notgodenough. ”Do I have the perspective required to blow a whistle and call ’foul’ on God?”

The answer is ”No.”

Which takes me back to question one. Do I trust God?

And that answer is ”yes.”

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Jesus Loves Me

One of the enemy’s tricks is to convince us that we are whatever it is that we fear we are.

Unworthy. Unloved. Unwanted. Too much. Not enough. Weak. Inadequate. Incapable. Damaged. Broken. Used up. Too late.

He will point us to how people have treated us. He will set our sights on our circumstances. He will highlight our hardships. He will focus on our failures.

But do you know what Satan will never do? He will never guide us to God. He will never steer us to Scripture. Because he knows that the truth of who we are will be revealed.

The only thing that is true of us is what God says about us.

So, when I’m feeling unloved/unwanted/invisible etc., I have to recognize whose voice is speaking. If my view of myself stems from someone’s actions or indifference towards me, a trial I’m facing, a mistake I’ve made – there’s a really good chance that the enemy is trying to tell me who I am.

God’s Word is truth and every word is profitable for encouraging, teaching, reproving, etc. It reminds us that we are handmade by a holy God. That, yes, we fall short but that grace is available. That we are loved, cherished, and adored. That we are precious and protected by our Creator.

Jesus loves me. This I know, for the Bible tells me so.

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