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You Don’t Need the Answers to Pass the Test

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Psalm 46:10 (ESV)

Transcription:

Today, I am thinking about those times when we don’t have all the answers.

Recently, we talked about Job, a man of great character and wealth who always turned away from evil. One day, Satan told God that Job was only so faithful because God had blessed him with so much and put a hedge around all his possessions. So, God allowed Satan to take everything away from Job.

Hoping that Job would eventually curse God, Satan took away his possessions, his children, and even his good health. Yet under these horrific conditions, Job refused to curse God. In other words, Job passed the test.

However, as I look more closely at the passage, I also see that Job operated with a lot of unknowns. He had no idea about the conversation God had with Satan. He was being tested while he was in the dark.

Sometimes we are inclined to place a logical spin on things, such as when we believe things are happening to punish us for our sins. Yet that wasn’t the case with Job because God described him as a blameless and upright man.

In some instances, we can’t just draw a dotted line between the cause and effect of events in our lives. Things can happen in our lives just because God allows them to happen. The question is, how will you respond when something unfavorable happens and you have no explanation for it?

Let us be encouraged because when Job was unfaithful in the dark, God restored everything to him even better than before. Furthermore, situations like this allow our faith to be cultivated. When we’re in times like this, let us cling to these few words: “Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, trust God—even when you have no answers.

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