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 Job 1:9,10 (The Message)

 Satan retorted, "So do you think Job does all that out of the sheer goodness of his heart? Why, no one ever had it so good! You pamper him like a pet, make sure nothing bad ever happens to him or his family or his possessions, bless everything he does—he can't lose!

God hedges in His own that He may preserve them, but oftentimes they only see the wrong side of the hedge, and so misunderstand His dealings. It was so with Job (Job 3:23). Ah, but Satan knew the value of that hedge! See his testimony in chapter 1:10.
Through the leaves of every trial there are chinks of light to shine through. Thorns do not prick you unless you lean against them, and not one touches without His knowledge. The words that hurt you, the letter which gave you pain, the cruel wound of your dearest friend, shortness of money–are all known to Him, who sympathizes as none else can and watches to see, if, through all, you will dare to trust Him wholly.
- Mrs. Charles E. Cowman -

Trusting God is so easy in the good times, but when those hard and misunderstood times come, it isn't so easy is it? When we only see our view of the circumstances and feel the pain associated with it, it is very easy to get side tracked. As Mrs Cowman points out satan knows very well about the hedge that is around each child of God.  Job certainly had lots of questions but he also knew God was protecting him and his family. His trials was a test which turned into a testimony! And so it is with us, the trials we go through will make us stronger and isn't that what the gospel is all about, a journey in which we are growing and determining to be more like Jesus? Of course it is!
I don't know about you but knowing our Heavenly Father is the master planner of my life gives me such peace. It doesn't mean we won't experience pain, actually it means we will but there is a purpose. And it doesn't mean we will understand everything that happens, we won't, some things we will never know! We just have to trust and to be aware that we are one of God's Chosen! Whatever is going on in your life, I want to encourage you to not look on the wrong side of the hedge. We can be assured that nothing touches us without the knowledge of God, and then realize God's will' is exactly what we would choose if we knew what God knows." Be blessed today my special family and friends! Never give up on God!

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3 comments:

Whidbey Woman said...

Love this. Just the other day a friend and I were talking about how Satan is alive and well in the world. Then she said, wait a minute. He's going after us too! We need to stand firm in our faith, every single minute of the day. Oh yes, so true. So very true.

Pamela said...

Your statement, "God's will is exactly what we would choose if we knew what God knows" is a blessing to my heart. I never thought of it that way before.

Blessings,
Pamela

Charlotte said...

It is so reassuring to remember that God knows exactly what is going on in our lives and even when we don't understand it, He does and all things will work together for our good even though not all things are "good." Thank you for sharing this encouraging post.
Blessings,
Charlotte