“He would pay attention to me.”

Job 23:6

Have you grown up believing God was to busy for you? You need to read what He says about you, too you. God exhales His words through the pen of mere men, just as you and I were brought forth from our mother’s womb on account of His will. 

What are you afraid of? Why do you resist Him? Whatever your reason—you’re not alone. Everyone who has ever picked up the Bible with fearful hands has faced their own unbelief. 

Job is bitter. His hands are heavy, he’s groaning. He is  swollen with complaining, rubbed with arguments, and who could blame him in his crushed condition? But where do we see Job going? Who is the One giving thoughtful, careful attention to Job? Certainly not his friends, not family. 

There be but One who understands every detail of what you are going through, and He is here to hear your cries and speak truth and grace over you. The same One who allowed suffering in—made a better way out. You’re suffering isn’t for nothing! “For our light affliction, which is but for a MOMENT, IS WORKING FOR US a FAR MORE EXCEEDING and ETERNAL WEIGHT OF GLORY!” (Emphasis mine.)

Satan loves when we keep the words of God at arms length. Patting us on our aching back he says things like, “You’re doing great. You already know what God thinks. Let’s stay on task with more important things.” And we walk away self-confident, self-assured…running on “E”. 

If the Spirit of the living God lives in you—you are granted everything you could ever need to get out of bed and brush your teeth. The living God breathes His living word, and we endure all things—every life-altering and piddly thing.

“Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused.”–Charles H. Spurgeon

Published by JoAnn

It amazes me how a few words can change a life.

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