Job 10-13 Job is facing the hardest time in his entire life and is left with two choices: trust God or abandon Him. His friend Zophar is in the camp of the latter, just like Mrs. Job. Yet, Job is wiser than either Zophar or Mrs. Job because although he may not understand, he continues to trust God. “Even if he slays me, I will hope in him;” [Job 13:15]. How about me/how about you? Do we trust God even though we do not understand?
Job is also aware of his deepest fears: that God would remove His hand from him, much like Cain. The second is if he were able to see or know God, His very presence of God would terrify him. The Proverbs writer added another: “The fear of man is a snare.” [Prov 29:25] Fear is our greatest enemy. What do you fear?
Today trust God even when you do not understand. The words of God through Jeremiah speak: “for I know what I have planned for you,’ says the Lord. ‘I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope.” [Jer 29:11] God can be trusted.