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, livestocks, 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.
Why me Lord? Is this the road you find yourself on this morning? Does trouble seems to be on every hand in your life? Does the attacks of the enemy against you seems not to cease?
None of us is immune from the troubles of life. As my mother and grandmother used to say "if you have not seen trouble yet, keep living".
What we need to remember in the midst of trouble is that God's love for us is greater than the trouble we go through. God has a purpose for it and He is gonna use it for our good when we come out on the other side of through.
People of God, we are to be reminded of what Jesus said about trouble in John 16:33-I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.”
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.
Even with the reality of "trouble" being a constant in our lives, we know that trouble don't last always for we are reminded in scripture that "JOY" will come with the dawning of a new day.
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.
The day is coming when God will gather up those that belong to Him and one day take us to heaven to be with Him forever where there will be no more sickness, no more pain, no more death and no more trouble.
People of God, are you currently walking the road of trouble in your life right now? Stay focus! Look unto Jesus who is the author and finisher of your faith. You will reap a harvest if you faint not!
Job is biblical proof that our labor in the Lord is not in vain. Job 42:12- The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part.
There will be a "GREAT" getting up morning for God's people and the question "why me Lord" will be a thing of the past.
People of God, keep pushing and pressing your way for the Lord your God is with you too as He was with the 3 Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace and Daniel in the Lion's den.
Jesus, our High Priest, understands our weakness for He faced all of the same testings we do, yet He did not sin.
Faith to the very end is the key that unlocks the door to heaven's gate for you people of God.
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!