I believe that Job knew who he was in God. He knew that he would trust God though it all. You can see the human side of Job as you read the Bible and you can feel his pain in situations that were unreal. I am sure there was questions of why God and it shows that the end of Job's was greater than the beginning.
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.
YET WILL I TRUST HIM ~
I personally have gone through a lot of things in life. I am not comparing my life to Job, but the heartbreak is so real. The lost of my dad when I was 18, my brother died on Christmas Day with cancer years ago at 37 years old, my husband and kids had to sale our big house and move into a two bedroom apartment and the list goes on. Each of us can show some hardships and some great victories in life. I went through hard stuff and became angry at God through some of it. I learned to go back to God and ask forgiveness. To forgive myself over things to in life. To press forward and not look back but to see God's grace and mercy.
The last two weeks have been about fires in the Napa area. My daughter and family lost her house in the fire. Family and friends came around and supported them financially to get started again. To get clothes for each of them and immediate needs. I can never thank all the people enough for blessings them. I know that God did this and people were led by the tugs on their hearts. What if it were you or me? Having a mind of Christ or his character is far greater than you might realize. I know that God heard the prayer of my heart to help them. I didn't know how, so I put on Facebook to send a gift card of money if you wanted to do something for them. People from different states started contacting me. God was on the move to bless Tracy's family and that blessed my heart.
I once was young and now I'm older. I believe God is blessing my family and their families. I believe that God will bless every single person who gave to them and continues to pray for them. God works through lives and I know that he will bless generations to come. I am a woman of faith and I've seen miracles inside my family and outside my family. I have seen the impossible become possible! Let's give God some praise today for all the things we do have in life.
Job trusted God through it all. I trust God through it all. I hope you trust God through it all. I know that God has connected our lives and my prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Count blessings of what you do have and remember to pray for others. Purpose this day a good one!