“I Tried God and…”

Satan has a plan, God has a plan

Job 5-7 God reveals that He is faithful to us from beginning to end. We are left to walk with Job, and experience his pain, anguish, and questions while Satan accuses and challenges God. He charges God that if Job’s body were touched “skin for skin,” he would curse God to His face. His wife added to that mantra with “curse God and die!” As Job sat in dust and ashes with a body that was wasting away with sores and in bodily pain, he did not succumb, for he “feared God and turned away from evil.”  

Unlike many today who call themselves “exvangelicals” and say “I tried God, and…”  Unlike Job who clung to God through the hard times, they act like Job’s wife. They only want the easy way.  They fail to realize that often God has a deeper purpose and that Satan is a liar from beginning to end.  Job trusted that God would have His way in His time. We too should remember this: “do not be astonished that a trial by fire is occurring among you, as though something strange were happening to you.” [1Pe 4:12] Trials prove the genuineness of our faith. 

When you face hard trials, you have a choice; trust God or go your own way and prove the words of Satan true. Which will it be?

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