Topic: Storms Doth Cease
[DCLM Daily Manna 21 April 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Job 7:1-11 (KJV)
Key Verse: “As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work: So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me. The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine eyes are upon me, and I am not” (JOB 7:2,3,8).
Lewis Thomas, an American scientist, once captured a perennial human condition when he noted: “We are, perhaps uniquely among the earth’s creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to sit still”.
Many worry over conditions they cannot change, over affliction that defy solution as Job experienced. He face severe sickness that led him almost to despair. This is apparent in his utterances which include, “months of vanity”, “wearisome nights”, “my skin is broken, and become loathsome”, “my days… are spent without hope”. He seemed to expect nothing but death. He was in utter hopelessness.
Many people who find themselves in similar situations today become so worried and give up hope as if the Lord is no longer on the throne. In the face of intense suffering, they forget the awesome power at the believer’s disposal and our inalienable right to healing deliverance, freedom, dominion over Satan and all forces of darkness, as well as assurance of God for success and victory in life.
Irrespective of the pain caused by afflictions, believers must put their conditions in the right perspective. We must never forget that God cares for us, and that if He permits suffering to come our way, He will eventually make all things to work together for our benefit. We should constantly meditate on His promises and take heart, for He says, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Storms of life do not last forever. If we persevere and put our faith in the Lord, sooner or later, the storm must cease.
Thought For The Day: Look hard enough: there is light at the end of the tunnel!
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