SUMMARY: I’m innocent
OVERVIEW: Job continues to declare his innocence and discusses the fate of the wicked.
BIG IDEA: Our view of God determines our response to trials.
KEY VERSE: Proverbs 26:7
A proverb in the mouth of a fool is as useless as a paralyzed leg.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
A life of faith requires that you live in tension. You want to trust me and fully surrender to my will for your life, yet you are confused by your circumstances or the pain and suffering you see in others. That is the tension—where do you place your trust? Do you choose to follow me, despite your experience, or do believe only what you see and assume I am not who I claim to be?
Don’t ignore your experience. It would be foolish to pretend your pain is not real. But include all of your experience in your faith equation. Remember the times I provided for you and others in the past. Remember your “ah-ha” moments when everything clicked and you understood why you went through a previous challenge. Your difficult situation may not be judgment for sin. It may only be a challenging experience. I invite you to trust me through it.
What challenging circumstance currently requires you to trust God? Take a moment to pray, and if you’re not sure what to pray, sit quietly before God, and commit to trust him in your confusion.