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Trusting a good God who has His reasons.

Read: Job 42:1-6
I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You. —Job 42:5
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A friend quit two jobs to become a full-time caregiver when his adult son was seriously hurt in a car accident. That same year his wife of over 30 years contracted a terminal illness and died.

Since then, he says he has no answers when his son asks “why” this happened to them. But he told me of a reassuring dream he had along the way. He dreamed that he was in a place that was awash with sunlight. There were crowds of people around him, and a man was answering all of his “why” questions. Each answer made so much sense that he clearly understood why he was not to know the answers now. Then he was with his son in the dream. But when he tried to help him with his questions, he couldn’t remember the answers. But even that seemed okay. And then he woke up.

My friend’s experience reminds me of another friend of God who suffered with unanswered questions (Job 7:20-21). Only when God finally broke His silence and gave Job a vision of Himself in the wonder of creation did Job find something that was better than answers (42:1-6). Only then did Job find peace in knowing that our God has good and even wonderful reasons to trust Him.



What God is doing you may not know now,
But someday you’ll understand why;
Questions that taunt you and trouble your mind
Will one day have heaven’s reply. —Hess

What’s better than answers to our why questions?
Trusting a good God who has His reasons.

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Re: Trusting a good God who has His reasons.

Good stuff there. Thanks, David.

Sometimes, it's not for you. It's so you'll gain experience and sympathy to be able to help someone later who otherwise wouldn't be able to make it.

I do have to say though, it is pretty cool when months or years down the road to find out exactly 'why'. Then you can look back and smile, seeing how He worked it all out to accomplish the end through us.

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Absolutely!!


Thanks David, great to see these posts making it over here. God works in mysterious ways.

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Thanks David, definitely needed that one today.

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I still question why God destroyed Job, the older I get I'm begining to see that it was to display the strength of faith, not the goodness of God.

Some contend that he was rewarded for his faith, I disagree. If my family was taken a new family could never be considered "square" in my eyes. Job knew he would receive no reward here.

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It usually may take years or decades, but there is always a reason for what is done. The older I get the more understand about this.

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I still question why God destroyed Job, the older I get I'm begining to see that it was to display the strength of faith, not the goodness of God.

Some contend that he was rewarded for his faith, I disagree. If my family was taken a new family could never be considered "square" in my eyes. Job knew he would receive no reward here.
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I still question why God destroyed Job, the older I get I'm begining to see that it was to display the strength of faith, not the goodness of God.

Some contend that he was rewarded for his faith, I disagree. If my family was taken a new family could never be considered "square" in my eyes. Job knew he would receive no reward here.
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Good job man keep them coming!

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