Job 14:1 - Man who is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.
TROUBLE=tarassó in the greek and means to stir up, to trouble. I disturb, agitate, stir up, trouble.
Why me Lord? Is this your continual question to the Lord your God?
The cares of this world has made "why me Lord" a revolving door question in the minds of many, including the minds of God's people.
In the midst of pain and distress from satan's permissive attacks on Job that God allowed on his family, servants, live stocks, possessions, wealth and his health, Job now reflects on life and comes to the conclusion that "our days on earth are few and full of pain, suffering and trouble."
Satan was given permission by God to attack everything that Job had accept his soul. Indeed this was a test of Job's faith, but God allowed it for He had a purpose in allowing it.
The end result of Job's suffering brought about a reward from God of double for his trouble in everything that the enemy was allowed to steal from him.
Trouble does or it should cause us to reflect on the brevity of life and our desperate need to set our life in order with God.
I am sure Job too had a "why me Lord" somewhere in his mind during all the turmoil that took place in his life.
None of us are immune from the troubles of life. As my mother and grandmother used to say "if you have not seen trouble yet, keep living".
The Apostle Paul also reminds us that the christian life is not free of trouble, but full of it. 2 Timothy 3:12- everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. in other words, even as a Christian, we will have trouble in this life.
Why me Lord? Why not you?
It is through the testing of our faith where we gain strength to endure the next trouble up ahead that is guaranteed to come our way.
Like Job, let the words spoken by Job be our words in the midst of our pain and suffering. Job 14:14-I will wait all the days of my struggle until my change comes.
As we wait for God to bring about our change, let us not wait doing nothing, but wait by living our lives by faith to the fullest in our services to the Lord through our service to others.
Jesus, our High Priest, understands our weakness for He faced all of the same testings we do, yet He did not sin.
As the Saints of old used to say in the midst of trouble, "I am gonna run on and see what the ends is gonna be" and this is my testimony too.
Be encouraged people of God.
Bless you all on today!