“I will continue to trust God even if he kills me. But I will defend myself to his face.”Job 13:15 ERV http://bible.com/406/job.13.15.erv
I find myself saying this day after day. It’s as if I took Job’s place. When your family is under attack it is very easy to lay back and suffer. It’s easier to complain and ask why me Lord, why me. My family is being attacked on many sides. I’ve been blindsided by the things I am faced with and I find myself lost in my situation. This is one of the most difficult tests of my life. I’ve been lied on, cheated on, beaten, molested and destroyed, I’ve buried a daughter, my mother, and several friends but this right here, I never saw it coming. The devil is tricky and he keeps thinking he has won. There are a few skirmishes that he wins but the battle belongs to God. As soon as I got to my bible, these scriptures flowed out..
“““But those who trust in the Lord will be blessed. They know that the Lord will do what he says.”Jeremiah 17:7 ERVhttp://bible.com/406/jer.17.7.erv
Satan answered the Lord, “But Sheveze has a good reason to respect you. You always protect her, her family, and everything she has. You have blessed her and made her successful in everything she does.She is so wealthy that her herds and flocks are all over the country. But if you were to destroy everything she has, I promise you that she would curse you to your face.””Job 1:9-11 ERVhttp://bible.com/406/job.1.9-11.erv changed to prove a point.
And then I am reminded:
“When I was born into this world, I was naked and had nothing. When I die and leave this world, I will be naked and have nothing. The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Praise the name of the Lord!””Job 1:21 ERVhttp://bible.com/406/job.1.21.erv
Like Job I believe:
“Job answered, “You sound like one of those fools on the street corner! How can we accept all the good things that God gives us and not accept the problems?” So even after all that happened to Job, he did not sin. He did not accuse God of doing anything wrong.”Job 2:10 ERVhttp://bible.com/406/job.2.10.erv
“Sheveze, you have taught many people. You encouraged those who were ready to quit. Your words helped those who were ready to fall. You gave strength to those who could not stand by themselves. But now trouble comes to you, and you are discouraged. Trouble hits you, and you are upset. You worship God. You trust him. You are a good woman, so let that be your hope.”Job 4:3-6 ERVhttp://bible.com/406/job.4.3-6.erv changed to prove a point.
I am reminded in my spirit
“Why am I so sad? Why am I so upset? I tell myself, “Wait for God’s help! You will again have a chance to praise him, your God, the one who will save you.””Psalms 43:5ERV http://bible.com/406/psa.43.5.erv
“Your help made me so happy. Give me that joy again. Make my spirit strong and ready to obey you.”Psalms 51:12 ERVhttp://bible.com/406/psa.51.12.erv
““Before I made you in your mother’s womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I chose you for a special work. I chose you to be a prophet to the nations.””Jeremiah 1:5 ERVhttp://bible.com/406/jer.1.5.erv
“So what should we say about this? If God is for us, no one can stand against us. And God is with us. He even let his own Son suffer for us. God gave his Son for all of us. So now with Jesus, God will surely give us all things. Who can accuse the people God has chosen? No one! God is the one who makes them right. Who can say that God’s people are guilty? No one! Christ Jesus died for us, but that is not all. He was also raised from death. And now he is at God’s right side, speaking to him for us. Can anything separate us from Christ’s love? Can trouble or problems or persecution separate us from his love? If we have no food or clothes or face danger or even death, will that separate us from his love?”Romans 8:31-35 ERVhttp://bible.com/406/rom.8.31-35.erv
““But those who trust in the Lord will be blessed. They know that the Lord will do what he says.”Jeremiah 17:7ERVhttp://bible.com/406/jer.17.7.erv
So no matter how you are slayed by your problems; remember that God is with you and you are undefeated in God.