“God knows the way that I take. When he has tested me I will come forth as gold”
What is God doing when he shakes the things that are familiar in our lives? God gives us the reason: He shakes the foundations so that “the things that cannot be shaken may remain” (Hebrews 12:27).
Job was a righteous man, and God had blessed him in many ways. But then in one day, the whole infrastructure of his life was hit by multiple disasters.
Job’s wealth, represented in flocks and herds, was plundered by raiders. His home was destroyed by a mighty wind. And worst of all, his children, who were inside the house, died in the rubble.
The foundations were shaken for Job. Suddenly all the good gifts on which we naturally depend were taken from him: Home, family, and business. It’s all gone.
Job’s wife, the one right next to him, was so angry and frustrated that she told him “Curse God and die” (Job 2:9). It must have gone right into his soul. Job heard the voice of fear, frustration, and despair, but he took refuge in God.
The testimony of this man’s faith reverberated in heaven and in hell, and even today it brings strength to believers across the world.
It’s a rough thought even to entertain. Everything taken from you in the blink of an eye. Thus is the world we live in…a world where we have to ask ourselves “ will I cling to God or will I forsake him.”
The answer to that question should seem obvious, but the ability to follow through with your decision to follow Christ is very hard and the road treacherous. Living is not for the weak it is for the faithful.
let us walk in faith through the highs and the lows, and when we feel the ground shaking let us cling to the only one who can save us.…Christ Jesus!
God Bless You