“For you will go out with joy, And be led out with peace…” (V12) The Good News of the Bible is that God loves us with a love more kind, more patient, more long-suffering and concerned with our happiness and wellbeing than any human love can be. God loves us and has a perfect plan for our lives. He sent His Son to die for us, to provide us with a new life full of abundant joy and peace, in a world filled with suffering. God wants only what is best for us. “You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills, the trees of the field-all the world around you will rejoice…” (Isa. 55:12-13) God wants to shower us with blessing. He wants to take care of us in every way, down to every little detail of our daily lives. God’s plan for Job was good, but it was a plan that tested Job’s faith to the utmost and staggered his understanding. Job never doubted that God had brought his misfortune. He cried out for mercy, but was convinced that it was not his sins that had brought about his suffering. “Though he slay me yet will I trust him; I am going to argue my case with him” (Job 13:15KJV and living Bible) God had a perfect plan for Job. His trials were executed by Satan, but permitted by God to give Job greater faith and wisdom and to show him just how great and loving God is. It is interesting that God blessed Job when Job had blessed those who had accused him wrongly (Merlin C Carothers)
PRAYER LINE: Father, help me, whenever I don’t know what to do, to turn naturally to prayer. In Jesus’ name I pray.
The trials of earth are small compared with the triumph of heaven.