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When We Don’t Understand

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August 13, 2021 8:00 pm

When We Don’t Understand

Our Daily Bread Ministries / Various Hosts

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August 13, 2021 8:00 pm

“I don’t understand His plan. I turned my whole life over to Him. And this happens!” Such was the message of a son to his mother when his dream to succeed as a professional athlete was temporarily derailed. Who among us hasn’t had some kind of unexpected, disappointing experience that sends our minds into overdrive with exclamations and questions? A family member cuts off communication without explanation; health gains are reversed; a company relocates unexpectedly; a life-altering accident happens.

Job 1–2 records a series of tragedies and setbacks in Job’s life. Humanly speaking, if there was anyone who qualified for a life free from trouble, it was Job. “This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil” (Job 1:1). But life doesn’t always work out the way we’d like it to—it didn’t for Job and it doesn’t for us. When his wife counseled him to “curse God and die!” (2:9), Job’s words to her were wise, instructive, and fitting for us as well when things happen—big or small—that we’d rather not face. “ ‘Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?’ In all this, Job did not sin in what he said” (v. 10). By God’s strength, may our trust in and reverence for Him remain even when we can’t understand how He’s at work during life’s difficult days.

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Welcome to our deliberate Mercer Jackson enough to find today's reading encouraging.

I titled it. We don't understand I don't understand this plan. I turned my whole life over to him and this happens, such was the message of the son to his mother when his dream to succeed as a professional athlete was temporarily derailed.

Who among us hasn't had some kind of unexpected disappointing experience that sends our minds into overdrive with exclamations and questions family member cuts off communication without explanation.

Health gains are reversed. A company relocates unexpectedly a life altering accident happens. Job 122 records a series of tragedies and setbacks in Job's life, humanly speaking, if there was anyone who qualified for life free from trouble. It was Job, Job one says this man was blameless and upright, he feared God and shunned evil, but life doesn't always work out the way we'd like it to.

It didn't for Job and it doesn't for us. When his wife counseled him to curse God and die. In chapter 2 verse nine shows words to her were wise, instructive and fitting for us as well when things happen big or small that we'd rather not face. She will accept good from God and not trouble in all of this Job did not sin in what he said by God's strength. May our trust in an reference for him remain even when we can't understand how he's at work during life's difficult days. Today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Job chapter 2 verses 17 so Satan went out from the presence of the Lord, and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head than Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes. His wife said to him, are you still maintaining your integrity curse God and die. He replied you're talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God and not trouble in all this Job did not sin and what he said.

Let's pray father, help us to never lose sight of you, even when things invade our lives that confuse us and discourage us when questions come help us to never resort to foolish accusations by confessions of trust rise from my soul in Jesus name we pray.

Amen on today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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