Somethings happens when we learn to trust the process of life.
Knowing that God is right here and he continues to hear the cry of our hearts. Nothing is too big for God or too small. His plan for our lives begin to unfold and we learn not to question so much. It isn't in the answer of the question, but the process of what we are going through. Each of us deal with different things are different times. Yet, we see the balance of life and know that God continues to grow us.
There are times when tears happen. It is our communication with God when words won't come. Life is so short and it feels like just about the time we figure something out, something new happens. Isn't it true that we question life at times? Isn't it true that we have seen God bring us through some hard stuff? What about Job and how did his later years work out?
Job 42 New International Version (NIV)
Then Job replied to the Lord:
2 “I know that you can do all things;
no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
3 You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’
Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,
things too wonderful for me to know.
4 “You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak;
I will question you,
and you shall answer me.’
5 My ears had heard of you
but now my eyes have seen you.
6 Therefore I despise myself
and repent in dust and ashes.”
Epilogue7 After the Lord had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has. 8 So now take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and sacrifice a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly. You have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has.” 9 So Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite did what the Lord told them; and the Lord accepted Job’s prayer.
10 After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before. 11 All his brothers and sisters and everyone who had known him before came and ate with him in his house. They comforted and consoled him over all the trouble the Lord had brought on him, and each one gave him a piece of silver[a] and a gold ring.
12 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.
JOB HAD TEARS ~
The latter part of Job's life was blessed and he died an old man plus full of years.
Job's life was an example to all of us. Things happen and test of lives too. Job went through some of the hardest things ever and continued to trust the process. Let us learn from him and trust God with all our hearts. Sometimes we just need to stop asking why and realize we might never get an answer to some questions. As I get older, I see the importance of trusting through it all.
My prayers continue for each of you, your family and friends.