Pivotal Moments

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For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.” Job 19:25
This seems to be a pivotal verse in this chapter.  Prior to verse 25 Job is laying out his misery.  Physically he is battling like he has never had to before. Pain and disease have attacked his body.  Emotionally he is in grief over losing his children.  Financially he is ruined.  Family is repulsed by him and his own wife suggests he “curse God and die”.  Rather than giving encouragement and sympathy, his friends accuse him of bringing the suffering on himself by secret sin.  In verse 11 of the same chapter, it seems as even God Himself “counted him as one of His adversaries.”  But in verse 25 we see Job dig in his spiritual heels, grit his teeth and cling to the truth despite his horrible circumstances.  When my world is crashing down, or even just ‘crumbling’ around me, I need to stand on the truth that God has given me.  The facts in life may not be great:  sickness, strife, disappointments, failures, but the Truth of Life is trustworthy, rock-solid and absolutely sure and firm.  If I will dig my heels in to His truth and trust His Word despite everything else, it will have a pivotal effect in my faith, my speech, my attitude, my thoughts and my actions.  Job knew that His Redeemer lived.  He knew that it was his Redeemer who would deliver him one way or another.  He knew that it was his Redeemer who would have the the last word about Job’s life.  His Redeemer would be his vindicator.  His Redeemer would be his advocate.    Do you believe the Redeemer will be that for you?  He will.  But we must do our part.  We need to dig in our spiritual heels and refuse to trust our current circumstances but put our trust in Him and what His Word says.
Prayer: Lord, help me to remember that it is your truth that is rock solid and that I can plant my spiritual feet on Your truth no matter what my circumstances look like or what my emotions are.   And when I do, it will be a pivotal moment in my faith walk.  I love you Lord, and I trust you, no matter what.  In Jesus’ name, Amen

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