Go Bravely On!

Jane Douglass White

READ : Job 13:13-15
Luke 22:39-44

When one thinks of Job losing his children, his possessions, his health, one immediately thinks of “the patience of Job.” But there is another and much more important message in this story. Job made a momentous statement when he said, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him” (v. 15). Above and beyond his mental and physical anguish, Job’s faith in God shone like a beacon in the darkness.

There are times in our lives when we face what seem to be insurmountable problems: children in trouble, a broken marriage, huge debts, lack of a job. Yet if we were to make a list of our blessings and compare them with our problems, the list of blessings would be longer than the problems. Job was left with nothing but pain and a wife who told him to “curse God and die!”

Jesus, in the agony of knowing the fate that awaited him, prayed to his Father for relief but was willing to trust him whatever his answer.

Our heavenly Father will always be there to help us through the rough places. When we trust him, he will give us the strength to go bravely on and be victorious.

PRAYER

Father, we marvel at the faith shown by Job and your Son. May our faith be strong when facing tough situations. Amen.