Good Morning Gorgeous,
It’s a brand new day. A fresh new start. A new day to rise and be comforted by the One who holds you in the palm of His Hands. Let Him nourish your mind and renew your thoughts. Let Him hold You close and breathe new life into you for today. Let Him be your strength and Your portion. Let Him deliver you and take you places that you once only dreamed about.
Today is a brand new day to step ahead. A new day where it is possible to come before God and let Him be the guide to where your feet step next. Follow Him and place your trust in His good plans for you.
I am still reading in Job. It’s not an easy read. Job is sitting with three friends who are convinced he has sinned and brought his misfortune upon himself. They are determined to get him to repent and admit his wrongdoing to God. He is getting more and more frustrated with them each time they speak because each speech is accusatory in nature and they speak to him as if they are filled with wisdom. And while much of what they say does hold some wisdom, the main thread of what they are saying is false. Isn’t that still appropriate true today? People speak with what sounds good and wisdom filled, but when you listen closely, they speak or accuse falsely. Their main point is way off the mark and far from the ways of the Truth. I see that today as people try to explain why something evil is actually good. As they talk it all sounds good, but if you listen closely, you can see the false thinking and the evil is being masked and marketed as wise and true.
Job keeps trying to shift his friends thinking back to his desire to speak with God. He keeps telling them that if he could just talk with God, he could get to the bottom of this. He wants to meet with God. Talk to God, hear God’s reason for his trouble. He is frustrated and hurt by his friends accusations, and he just keeps saying in many different ways: Listen, only God knows the truth that I am a man with integrity. I want to face the Lord. I am not interested in your thoughts. I want to hear what God says.
That is wisdom. That is the reasoning of a wise man upright before God. We have the power to stand up before false thinking today and declare the same thing, “I want to know what God says about this. I am interested in His truth.”
Then Job speaks his faith in God again. He says, I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!
Job 19:25-27 NIV
He knows that this is NOT how his story will end. He has a glimpse into the truth that what happens in this life is not the end. He declares that at the end of his life, he will see God. He longs for that day. The day when he will be with God.
Job knows that even if his story doesn’t turn around on earth, He will be with God.
We know that God doesn’t let Job’s earthly story end with tragedy. There is a comeback for him, but here in Job 19, we see that Job doesn’t know that yet, and he still has his eyes on God. He longs to meet Him. He longs to be with Him. He longs to plead His case. He names God as His redeemer and says that, “He lives!”
My gorgeous friends, our redeemer lives!!! He walks with us and talks with us. We can cry out day or night and He will turn His ear to hear us.
When you call on Him, He will answer you.
When the storm hits, flee to Jesus.
Run from human reasoning, and get to Jesus.
When you hear people give speeches, ask Jesus what He says about the topic.
When someone is trying to persuade you toward their view, take it to Jesus. Ask Him to clarify and speak truth to your soul.
When you have a question or a struggle or a need, pray to the One who hears and can shift the tide.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Guide us to the truth of Your Word. Show us Your wisdom. Show us what You have to say about hard topics. Speak truth to us and help us to understand. Lord, thank You for being our mediator, intercessor, way maker. In Jesus’s name, Amen.