Saturday, February 15, 2014

The test

"Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty" -Job 5:17 (NASB)

You ever feel like God is testing you?  Even taking things and people you love from you?   That's not God, just the opposite actually.  That's the enemy, Satan.  And why does God allow this to happen to us?  To draw us closer to make us open our eyes and look up.  Some may think your suffering is because you did something wrong or because you weren't living right but that's not necessarily the case.  Ever heard the saying "He's got the patience of Job!"  Well Job is a real dude...a blameless, God fearing dude according to the Bible and guess what...he suffered.  A lot.  Our God is a God of grace.  He just wants a relationship with us.  So when you are suffering just know that he see you.  He is with you.  Just look up.