With the events of life just “swirling” around you, nothing may make sense. It’s difficult to define what’s going on as you are in utter confusion.
You had always hoped for the best, but what you got is the worst. The career and salary you hoped for is nowhere in sight. The relationships you hold on to have come to nothing. The friends you thought were friends proved to be your enemies. You look at your life and wonder what else can go wrong.
In such a situation, you’ve got to hold on to the one thing – the one person that continues to have your best in mind. Job looked through the haze of his troubles and saw the One who can make a difference:
“For I know that my redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another” (Job 19:25-27a).
So this is what God was trying to do. To bring him to the point where nothing else matters – but God.
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