“But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”Job 23:1-10

Job, as he declares, “I shall come forth as gold,” is going through the trial of his life. It seemed like the blessings and favor of God were stolen away forever.

  • Job was in anguish.
  • His heart would forever grieve the loss of his children.
  • His body, though tired and weary from grieving the death of his precious children, was also plagued with sickness and painful ulcers.
  • At the time in his life when he needed encouragement the most, He had no one to comfort him because his wife and friends betrayed him during his time of need.

Job was grieving, in pain, and alone. And, the more he cried out to God, the more distant God became, or so it seemed. However, Job had an understanding that God is faithful and declared, “But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”

God knows exactly what you are going through and what you have been through in your life. God is not through with you – not now and not ever!

You are in the process of perfection. One day, you’ll look at yourself in the mirror and see a priceless, golden vessel.

Prayer: Lord, help me to realize that if everyone forsakes me that you will never leave me. You are an ever-present help in a time of need. I desire to be a vessel You can use for Your glory. Help me become a golden vessel. 


Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI, has a Masters Degree in Theology, and loves to teach Bible studies. She and her amazing husband, Michael, pastor in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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