Wednesday, 19 June 2013
A hard question
"Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?" - Job 2:10
Some people believe that when we go through times of suffering that God has abandoned us or that God is inflicting us with pain. Job challenged this thought, by indicating that we can't just accept the "nice" stuff from God - and not the discipline.
If God was like a celestial ATM, giving out millions of rands to everyone Christian, then the whole world would follow Him. But, that is not part of the call - the call is to be a follower of Jesus, in every circumstance. That means we may face times of a believing in a God who seems aloof or of a God who isn't answering our every prayer. This does not mean that God hates us or has abandoned us. In the end we see God's redemptive hand.
How would you respond to Job's question?
Living in Grace