This whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one (1 John 5:19). He brings tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril and sword in the lives of people and makes them struggle in bitterness, tears and sufferings. This is what he did in the life of the upright Job. But because of the firm faith, hope and love that Job had for God, job was saved by God from the evil deeds and designs of the wicked devil. The Lord also enabled him to receive the light and salvation in his life. Our faith in God is tested and we are given a double measure of blessing when we overcome the tests that God allows in our lives. So it is very necessary to stay firm in our Faith in God. We need to walk with an assurance that God is in control. Our assurance is made firm when we read the Bible and claim His word. We will also hear God speak to us as “do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10) and comfort like none other in this world.
A head of a family incurred heavy losses in his business and was in huge debts. He was perplexed and did not know what to do. This resulted in his wife and children going through many anxious moments and sufferings and his friends and relatives too did not help him and left him in the lurch. His condition was miserable and no one came forward to help him. It was at this stage that a dear sister took his wife to the Jesus Calls Prayer Tower and requested a prayer warrior to pray for her. This made her hold fast to the Lord and she began to read the Bible and pray. She also encouraged her husband and made him join her in prayer. The Lord filled their house with His presence. There was a gradual change in this man’s business. They began to pray as a family and with all reverence got involved in church matters. The burden of debt disappeared. The Lord became the head of that family. He who trusts in the Lord will be prospered (Proverbs 28:25). Accordingly, the Lord made him to prosper in all the things he did (Psalm 1:2, 3).
How awful is the darkness that makes me suffer in this life on earth. Give me the fear and devotion to seek You. Remove all the darkness in my life by stretching out Your right hand. Save me and guard me.In Jesus’ precious name I pray, O Father,