Life can take you through a maze with twists and turns. Things can be going well, and suddenly, something changes your life. Certain things happen to you in life that you can’t explain. It is at that moment when you hold onto God and trust Him to see you through.
Isaiah 29:11 says: 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Job is an excellent example of things happening that you can’t explain. Job was described as an upright man who feared God and stayed away from evil. Yet, a series of things happened to him that he did not understand (sickness, children dying, losing all he had). However, Job 1:22 says Job did not sin or blame God.
Job searched himself to see if he had done something wrong. Job 6;24 Easy Read Version: “So now, teach me, and I will be quiet. Show me what I have done wrong.
Even though Job did not understand, he still magnified God. Job:1:21 Amplified Version: He said, “Naked (without possessions) I came [into this world] from my mother’s womb, And naked I will return there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; Blessed be the name of the LORD.”
Through it all, Job still held onto God and trusted Him. Job 13:15 King James Version: 15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust him: but I will maintain my own ways before him.
Because Job held onto God, he got double for his trouble.
When you don’t understand, trust God’s plan!
Prayer: Lord, thank you for being the God who is touched by everything I go through. You sent your Son Jesus to go through it for me. I hold onto you. I praise you even in situations I can’t understand; God, if there is anything in me that I need to correct, show me. Through it all, I trust you. I know the plans you have for me. Plans to prosper, not harm, and give me hope and a future. I know you are the Alpha, Omega, The Beginning, and the End. You are the God of restoration. You are the God that gives double for my trouble. I give you the praise and the honor. In Jesus’ name! Amen.