Good Intentions

After having long discussions with his four friends about why he was suffering and then a final discussion with God Himself, Job ends his verbal journey by saying, “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.” Job 42:2
He had suffered much physically, suffered emotionally by losing his children, suffered financially by losing possessions and livestock but in all of it he does not blame God. Instead, he worships God, praises His unbounded power and ability to implement any plan that He chooses.
What can we learn from Job’s attitude about life and his confidence in God? Job believed that God was always worthy of worship. He believed that even in his hardest of times God was there, concerned, and working out good for those who love Him.
The lesson we learn from Job is that it is better to worship God and draw close to Him, whatever your circumstances, than to rail at Him, run from Him and remake your life on your own.
Joseph, who experienced the highs and lows of life for thirteen years before becoming the right hand man of the Egyptian Pharaoh, said it best when he spoke to his brothers about their actions towards him. "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." (Genesis 50:20) God intends good for you. Will you accept that today?

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