Setting yourself up to face trials

There is no way to guarantee that you’ll be successful in facing trials. But you can set a pattern that will get you pointed in the right direction. Thus you set yourself up to face trials.

Job set up a pattern of obedience and alignment to God’s ways.

“I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food” (Job 23:12).

Although the tragedy in his life is severe, he continues to hold on to his integrity. That was the pattern for him. That pattern of integrity gave him confidence.

“…yet I am not silenced because of the darkness, nor because thick darkness covers my face” (Job 23:17).

The pattern of obedience helped Job to stand and face his trials. The darkness in his life did not silence him.

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