I am living a Job moment.
For those of you who know who Job was that will make sense to you. For those who don’t know who Job was, let me tell you in a brief way – Job lost everything and everyone in his life. Literally. After much prayer, waiting, and listening, God restored it all.
I did not lose everything and everyone. But it hurt none-the-less. Nearly lost my husband to death pounding on his door; and nearly lost everything in the 2 years he was without a job and we were pounded with medical and living expenses.
Bankruptcy 1. Death 0. FINAL score to come…
The restoration is what I really want to tell you about today. Trusting God with everything sometimes means you are pounded on by these “things” in life and yet you still set your eyes on Him to take care of everything. Sometimes it takes losing to win.
We fought giving it ALL to Him in the beginning. How?
By looking for ways to “fix” the “things”.
By hanging the heads low and choosing negative thoughts and words and letting them dwell over the “things”.
By worrying about the “things”. (Wow, can choosing that worry “thing” escalate the other “thing”.)
But when – and I emphasize WHEN – we chose to not worry and to not dislocate the focus, but instead fix that focus “thing”…
God was let out of that box we kept Him in and He worked in our behalf. He wanted to all along. He never promised an easy perfect life on this earth. We chose sin.
He did promise Himself. He chose us.
(That is THE answer, by the way, to the question so often asked: “If there is such a God then why does He let ‘such and such’ happen?”)
When He worked, and we trusted and followed, then He restored. Today we have hearts full of love, souls full of trust, health, jobs, ministries – we are living a restoration right now!
Bankruptcy 0. Things – 0.
God – WINS.