Job 42:12-17 New International Version (NIV)
The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys. 13 And he also had seven sons and three daughters. 14 The first daughter he named Jemimah, the second Keziah and the third Keren-Happuch.15 Nowhere in all the land were there found women as beautiful as Job’s daughters, and their father granted them an inheritance along with their brothers.
16 After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. 17 And so Job died, an old man and full of years.
Test of faith ~
There was an inheritance for Job's family
Test and trials can become very hard not to keep asking why God. We can dwell on things that don't really matter, but the true test of who we are is how we handle hard things. I've seen so much over my life time and I see how God gives an inheritance to those who serve him. Not only do you receive Heaven, but your such a blessing on earth. Our examples matter not only to ourselves but others. Watch how someone lies in totally peace of life. Just knowing God will help them daily and they keep pressing forward. Sure they have bad days too but their faith is strong in the Lord.
I had someone call me a prayer warrior and I wrote this before, but I just didn't see myself with titles of who I am. I do realize they were right because I go to prayer for those who ask me. I know that God can turn a situation around but there are somethings that won't true. For example, when my daughter and her family lost there house one year ago, I prayed that it wouldn't burn. It did burn, but I saw their attitudes after the lost. It was one of grief but also one of determination to rebuild. One step at a time and they saw how others brought them money, gift cards, clothing and food. You never really think about what if they happens to me but what if it does? Then you want to see what you would need and even want, then help someone else. I had many friends who out of state that send her family gift cards and money. I had a friend who lived in Napa would bought each of the boys new clothes. This was a life happen thing not for just one day, but they continue to stay determined. Today marks the beginning of rebuilding for them. Which is a huge thing after one year of waiting.
Each of us go through things that was hard and heartbreaking at times. We can live through them with a joy in our hearts or a mixture of grief until time moves on. I remember my dad dying when I was 18 and I stood on our porch and waited for him to come after work. He never came around that corner and I would cry myself to sleep. Those cry yourself to sleep nights can still happen. I might be thinking of my dad and how I wished he knew my children or grandchild. How I wish things were different and I had a dad in older years. Yet, time moves on and I remember him in my heart.
I have lived very poor before in life. Not having enough to eat and crying myself to sleep of hunger. Yet, I know that through it all, I have compassion on those around me. I love to be kind and share myself the way I would love to be treated by others. Job was a man after God's own heart the Bible says. I think we should seek the Lord that way too. Go after the things that are right and show a love that God gives us to others. Living one day at a time but planning for tomorrow.
I can surely count many blessings, miracles and hope continues in my life. I hope you can do this too. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.