Sometimes in life it seems like no matter how hard we try to do what is right there is always someone looking to make you feel as though the effort you put forth was for naught, a waste of time. Unfortunately there really is. And he hates you with everything he has.
How do you respond when life gets you down, when you know you are right about something but at the moment are powerless to right the wrong?
When that happens what do you do? Do you allow the frustration to eat at the very core of you to the point where it feels like you just can’t take it anymore? Or do you just flick off?
Interestingly while those two things may be the easy or “natural” thing to do it is what that ONE wants you to do, yes your Adversary that is always trying to make you mad, hurt your feelings anything to cause you distress.
Why does he do this? Because he wants you to have the same fate as he does, his hope is that if he puts enough pressure on you, that you will crack like an egg.
A wise man once said that: “man born of woman, is short-lived and glutted with agitation” if that sounds familiar well it is because his name was Job. Job was a man targeted by Satan for the fact that he tried so hard to do what was right. And was wrongfully accused of only serving God, when it was easy to do so, when he was doing well.
Now this man really knew about agitation after all he lost his livelihood his livestock his workers. Then all of his children. Yet the suffering wasn’t done yet for he was now in pain in addition to the emotional grief he felt, it was physical as well.
Sometimes in life we have our Job moments, times when it seems like things can’t possibly get any worse. And then they do, they get wayyyyyyy wayyyyyy worse.
Yet, notice what happened as a result of Job being able to hold on, he was blessed many times over with livestock, and he had ten more children. Even was able to have his life extended quite a bit.
Could it be that we have lost a job or jobs in this current economic condition? Have we lost children or some other friends or family to death? Do we feel the pressure on us as if the walls are closing in?
Well have no fear for your relief is on the way!
For there are those that love you, that will have your back in times of sorrow that will comfort you when needed, and then one marvelous day all that pain and suffering you went through will be no more.
Don’t you look forward to that day? When you will have meaningful assignments that will allow you to take care of you and your family in a balanced manner. The security of not ever getting fired, of having to deal with an unreasonable boss.
Sickness, pain things that will be done away with.
This hope is what helps me when I am down, I think about God’s wonderful promises for the future and I smile and think about this scripture: 1 Peter 5:10
Remember, that Satan can only win when we give up, when we surrender to him. But so long as we keep on enduring come what may we will benefit from not only the things mentioned above but even more.
So please lets as individuals do our utmost to prove Satan to be the liar that he is. Prov 27:11