Saturday, February 28, 2009

My Hope is in God...

"We find our stories in theirs. We find our hope where they found theirs. In the midst of them all...hovering over them the hero of it all:
God. Maker. Shaper. Rescuer of sinking hearts. God." - Max Lucado.

Jim and I are reading a book by Max Lucado called Cast of Characters, Common People in the Hands of An Uncommon God. We read about a different person each day. Today was Job. I wasn't so sure I wanted to hear the woes of Job. I had really enjoyed the one we recently read. It was about David and how God called him a man after His own heart. But Job had such awful things happen to him and I wondered how I would be encouraged by this. Turned out it was all about what Job learned about God. I think God wanted me to learn or be reminded of some things about Him today too. After we finished I read my email and one of the first was from a friend with an article by John Piper. He used Job 5:8-10 "But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God; Who does great and unsearchable things, Wonders without number. "He gives rain on the earth And sends water on the fields," This time I was seeing from Job what God does! The next email was a verse for the day. You guessed it, it was from Job. Job 5:17-18 says "Behold, happy is the man who God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. For He bruises, but He binds up; He wounds, but His hands make whole. Turns out I was encouraged afterall by all these verses because they were all about God! My story is not the same as Job's but I find my story in his and know that the hope he had I have too.
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Stacy said...

Great blog! I'm so glad you wrote about this. It's a great reminder. :)

Love you!

Stacy said...

Why don't you have me on your blog list??? ;-)

Anonymous said...

I love these quotes from Job--God wounds, but he binds up. Thank you for sharing. Phyllis

Chocolate and Coffee said...

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