|28 year old Brother Khrystus V. K. Wallace, President and Founder of Dare 2 Be Different International (St. Kitts - Nevis)|
Job 30:16 And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me.
Trials do come to everyone. So too does deliverance.
In the passage of scripture under review today, we see JOB, a great man of GOD, quite perfect in every way, crying or bewailing for his temporary and current affliction. The truth of the matter is this, NONE OF US like trials, suffering and pain. #FACT.
If there is one person GOD boasted about in the Holy Bible, it was JOB during a conversation with satan.
Job 1:8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
We all respond to trials and trouble and suffering in different ways. We are human. We are all made differently and do things differently. Let's stop judging each other and keep our eyes focused on GOD. Who are we really to judge a brother or sister? Let's seek to LOVE and LOVE and LOVE and that will make the difference and encourage CHANGE.
As I carefully studied Job's cries in the book of Job chapter 30, it was quite evident that he was somewhat disappointed or even angry with GOD for not helping him immediately.
Don't judge Job now! Many of us are like that at times. Job reaches a peak point in Job 30:16 when he says, "And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me."
There is something that I want us all to note here. Even though Job was going through his trials and suffering and claiming that God had forgotten him, HE WAS NOT DEAD. May I remind us all that ONCE THERE IS LIFE, THERE IS HOPE AHEAD.
Sometimes though, many of us seem to let our EGO take control of us, feeling because of WHO WE ARE AND WHERE WE LIVE AND WHAT WE DRIVE AND WHERE WE HAVE REACHED IN LIFE OR HOW MANY DEGREES WE HOLD OR HOW SEEMINGLY PERFECT OUR LIVING IS, God should respond IMMEDIATELY to our requests for help in times of trials and trouble, in OUR TIME instead of his.
Many of us are like that! Am I lying?
Notice, from Job's bewailings in Job chapter 30, it was not until Job came to the point of confessing and accepting where he was, that God decides to turn his entire situation around and bless him even greater all the way in JOB CHAPTER 42. Do you see how long after that was?
Let's see what happened to Job the rich man, who lost everything and was brought to his knees. I am not going to offer a commentary, I am going to let you read the King James Version for yourself so that you can understand and see with your very own eyes how GOD RESTORED JOB'S PROSPERITY AND GRANTED HIM DELIVERANCE. He wants to do the very same for you too.
Job 42:10 ¶And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
11 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.
12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.
13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.
14 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.
15 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.
16 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.
17 So Job died, being old and full of days.
WOW! HALLELUJAH! This story, no matter how many times I read it, study it or preach about it somewhere, it always gives me the chills. Especially the words in Job 42:10 - also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
Friend, trials come to everyone. SO TOO DOES DELIVERANCE! May I encourage you at this point in time to PLACE YOUR TRUST IN GOD and follow his son Jesus' example and seek to do right and do good for the rest of your life. That is just what my ministry Dare 2 Be Different International believes and promotes. We believe that this is what will bring the REVOLUTION AND RESTORATION AND HOPE to hurting lives and souls globally.
Seek righteousness and spirituality! Not systematic RELIGION. There is a distinct difference. When you do, I guarantee you that your life would never be the same again as you live in the CONSCIOUS and not the SUBCONSCIOUS which tends to keep the people fooled into believing that you have to obey and follow all sorts of ritualistic believes in order to be in a covenant relationship with God and make it into heaven! #BIGLIE
Starting a relationship with GOD is S-I-M-P-L-E. Acknowledge that you are a sinner and in need of help and forgiveness. Ask God to come into your heart, wipe away all your sins and set you on a new path of righteousness and spirituality. Acknowledge that Jesus, his son came to earth, died on the cross for you and agree to follow his example of doing GOOD and doing RIGHT and that's it. Easy as 1 - 2 - 3. That's gets you saved and all set for heaven as you maintain such standards.
When you do that and keep the faith and stay believing that GOD CAN, you will definitely begin to see a turn around in your life. What ever trial you may be facing right now, God stopped me in the middle of my day and asked me to share this with you global reader as you were just about to GIVE UP AND LET GO!
Always remember that GOD CAN! DO NOT GIVE UP - HOPE IS AHEAD!
Trials Come To Everyone! So Too Does Deliverance!
Brother Khrystus V. K. Wallace