A Job Day
God has a weird sense of humor. Have you ever noticed that?
Sometimes, as you experience an event, do a project, something will happen, and you just know God is chuckling. He lets us learn the very things we write or talk about, right?
I am writing a book about Mr. and Mrs. Job. It’s nearing completion and I was jumping up and down with joy. More about the book soon. But for now, I got to experience one of those Job kind of days. And God let me have a small glimpse of adversity.
I was merrily working along, and my computer decided this would be a good time to stop interacting with the internet …
Nooooo! Not now! I have a deadline!
It was like I got to experience, on a smaller scale of course, the fast-paced catastrophe sequence that Job got to do.
My computer quit, and immediately calamity number two befell me, and as that moved forward, calamity number three started and calamity number four closely followed. All in one day. My cup overfloweth.
While the misfortunes that started my day do not compare to that fateful day in the lives of Job and his missus, they were definitely more than stumbles for me. I had to overcome them!
I learned from Job, however, not to ask God for certain answers. Since I was already writing about this, I learned enough to know already that God is Sovereign, and He can do whatever He wants. Or allows whatever He allows for our growth. Even if it doesn’t feel like growth.
I could have done with skipping that day and moving right onto the next. After everything was done, over, and solved. Know what I mean?
And you can tell my computer is fixed and operational again because you are reading this blog.
Rest in the Midst
Maybe God smiled, rather than chuckled. Maybe He intended to “get things done” for me in better ways than I could do it.
Or—maybe it had more to do with God giving me a time of rest. In the midst of frantic activity.
If we seek God, He will be found. He works in our life in whatever capacity is needed to get His points across. He aims to get His points across to us. He aims for our good all the time. Even if we don’t get it. Even if we don’t like it. But He is trustworthy all the time.