“Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat! I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments. I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me. Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me. Job 23:3-6
Bible reading this month has been in the Book of Job. We know the end of the story but when Job was going through this trial, He did not know why God was allowing him to be tested in this manner. His wife did not understand him. His friends did not understand what God was doing and seemed to be accusing Job of having some secret sin that God was punishing him for.
In spite of what he was going through, Job’s desire was to find God in the midst of it all. He realized that if he could somehow find where God was, he would find the answers to his questions. He realized that God would not treat him like his so-called friends were, but would listen to his cry and give him strength to endure. As we read the end of the story, we know that the Lord was there all the time and in the end Job received the strength that he was searching after. He was able to say that he had heard of God, but now he had seen Him and knew Him.
Today, we have the Holy Spirit abiding in our hearts and no matter what we are going through, we can cry out to Him and He hears our cry. He gives us the victory over the trial, or else He gives us the strength to go through it.
Prayer: Thank you Jesus for your care for us and for the strength you give us to face every day.
Devotion by Anne Johnston