Faith does not make things easy

Faith does not make things easy. When we are going through trials or tribulation, having faith does not make those things disappear. What faith does is give us hope that things will work out for the best. It helps us look to what is possible.

Belief is praying for rain. Faith is bringing an umbrella. Faith is powerful but without love, it is nothing.

Job, for instance, had great faith despite the fact that he lost everything. He did not know what was going on., He did not realize that he was part of a test. Yet, he kept his faith and looked forward to the time that God would reward him. Even his friends doubted the position he held, but he insisted that the Lord gives and the Lord takes away.

I look at every night when I go to sleep as a mini-death. I am not aware of my surroundings nor am I aware of the passage of time. O when I awake, it is as if I experience a resurrection. A chance at another day. It is a chance to make better decisions. It is a chance to do better n my life.

I hope that you see each new day as a present. To be in the present is to change the future. I hope you take advantage of the time you have.

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2 responses to “Faith does not make things easy

  1. “he kept his faith and looked forward to the time that God would reward him.”. No, Job did NOT look forward to the time that God would reward him. Where on earth do you read that in Job or even get the impression of that from reading Job? Job looked only forward to death during that severe trial.

    • Thanks for your comment, John. You’re right, he did want to die after his patience ran out. I am sure I would have too. Your point is well taken.
      Job did have faith. He did anguish and question. Job’s patience did give way to confusion and even anger. When God finally confronted him, he returned to the opinion he had earlier on. Job was human, and shows to us that even a great man of faith can be driven to confusion and frustration. But in the end, Job says, “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted. You asked, ”Who is this that obscures my counsel without knowledge?” Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know. (42:2, 3).
      Job was rewarded. This story is a double-edged sword. It befuddles people why God would allow Satan to perform such a test, and strengthens others that Satan, in the end did not defeat God’s plans.
      We can get angry at God sometimes, especially when we ask, “Why?” He has big shoulders. He can take it. I have not gone through the trials that Job had, and I hope not to do so. But I am comforted that I can be human in the presence of trials. Faith isn’t always easy.

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