HEY JOB, DO YOU HAVE SOME TIPS ?
When we have « the nose in the cake », we can see nothing right ? Alright, weird expression that doesn’t ring your bell? Haha maybe because it is more what I would say in French. More familiarly, I think American people would say « when we are up to your neck in trial » we definitely don’t see anything and how to get out of where we are!
Isn’t what Job could have felt like in the Bible?
Job is this wealthy man living in a land called Uz with his large family and extensive flocks. He is “blameless” and “upright,” always careful to avoid doing evil. One day, Satan appears before God in heaven. God boasts to Satan about Job’s goodness, but Satan argues that Job is only good because God has blessed him abundantly. Satan challenges God that, if given permission to punish the man, Job will turn and curse God. God allows Satan to torment Job to test this bold claim (only prohibition is to take Job’s life in the process).
In the whole book, you can read about how Job has suffered in trials. He lost his children, his wife asked him to curse God and die. He lost all his flocks, became sick and was rebuked even by his closed friends. Nothing went right for Job. However, in the whole process and until the very end, Job has always been faithful to God and never rejected the fault on Him.
So what can Job teach us about our situation?
Well in Job 1 verse 21, he says:
“I came naked from my mother’s womb,
and I will be naked when I leave.
The Lord gave me what I had,
and the Lord has taken it away.
Praise the name of the Lord!”
Job refused to put the responsibility on God’s shoulders.
Well girls, as well I tell you this; God is not the one making you suffer. He never intended you to be in tears for months and you to feel rejected and abandoned.
He never wanted this for me either. But what happened happened right? We can’t step backward, come back in the past and change the situation.
Things happen to us for many reasons. God desires to test our faith and what best than trials test actually our faith?
Sometime things happens that make no sense at all and still it happens. What Job teaches us in the trial is to-lean-on-God.
Don’t run away from Him and don’t place Him as aggressor because you need to find a culpable. This is something I did on my first break up five years ago and this didn’t help me to move on and grow in my knowledge of God. Actually, I simply didn’t know Him at all to think that He was the initiator of my troubles.
In the break up I have been going through the past 9 months, I decided to trust in God, to lean on Him and to hear what He had to say. Do you know what He told me?
He said « Honey, right now, the only thing I want is you to trust me. I want you to come to me for help and to nobody else. I want you to start seing me like the perfect Dad who indeed ‘gives good gifts to those who ask him’ (Matthew 7:11) »
God only desires the best for you as He was desiring the best for Job. And if you look at the end of Job’s book, you’ll discover that God gave Job twice as much as he had before. So I encourage you to press on in faith. God has twice as much to give you than what you have right now. He only wants you to trust Him.
Tomorrow, I will personally give you some of my tips to move on by faith and to escape depression after a tough break up. And trust me, if you are in a break up right now, you might appreciate good advises 😉
For now, girls, Jesus loves you more than the best earthly husband can do. Remember this.
Lean on Him because He is trustable.
Don’t give up; THERE IS MORE.
There Is More Co.™