Hi, spiritual family. To you, what does it mean when you pray “Your will be done” to God? What if what you want so desperately doesn’t happen and the worst you can imagine does? What if God decides to take a person home instead of physically healing him or her? What if someone else gets that job or promotion that you so wanted? What if everything you had were no longer yours? Would you be like Job and say “the Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord”? Would your mind be so focused on God and your relationship with Him that you don’t sin like Job didn’t?
Some people look at how the scholars translated “now I repent in dust and ashes” to mean that Job sinned. Nothing could be further from the truth. That word in Hebrew means something like “now I get it!” All along, Job wanted to hear from God what happened and why. God granted his request in code form, and Job understood who was behind his troubles like it has been shown in the first few chapters of the book. Yes, I know this seems like a digression, but it isn’t really. Job indeed looked beyond the physical but not completely. He discounted the kingdom of darkness.
Have there been times when your trial got so intense, so hard, that you didn’t look beyond the physical? You just focused on your present circumstances and pleaded with God to deliver you. You didn’t sink into the water like Peter did when he focused off Christ and onto his surroundings, but you didn’t spiritually see what was going on. You just knew that things were bad, and you knew God could take them away if He wills. Like Job, you may have done nothing wrong and still had to deal with awful things.
Can anything separate you from God, His love and His will? Did you truly surrender all when you asked Jesus into your life as Lord and as Savior?
May God grant you spiritual sight. Be physically and spiritually safe and be blessed.
Matthew 6:9-10 (NKJV)
9 In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
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