Distressed, dazed and confused; Job was that man. With questions to God why such suffering is taking place in his life, so too you might be asking God the same questions.
We should thank God for our tribulations, do I sound crazy? The Bible tells us in Romans 5:3 ” We also glory in tribulations knowing that tribulations produces perseverance and perseverance, character and character, hope.
Job 16:12 “I was at ease, and he broke me apart; he seized me by the neck and dashed me to pieces; he set me up as his target;”
His ways are not our ways, we will never understand how God works at least here on earth. In my prayer time I lament over certain areas asking Him why am I going through so much pain with this! But then I remember this verse:
Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the Lord: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God. – Isaiah 66:9
In other words ” In the same way I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born,” says the Lord.
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed – 1 Peter 4:12,13
In order for God to bring you into a new season, He has to work on you, the old things, the habits, the weights. If we surrender to Him; yes the process will hurt, the temptations will get rough but He never permits the righteous to be moved! Stand your ground and praise Him through the trial.
“But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold.” – Job 23:10