God Knows Where You Are
But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined – Job 23:10-11.
In this Christian life we will go through many trials and tribulations, but whatever we go through, we must always keep in mind, that God has an all seeing eye. There is nothing we have been through or going through that He isn’t aware of. God doesn’t allow tribulations to come into our lives to hurt us, but to assist us in our spiritual growth. In the natural, if a baby doesn’t grow it’s usually because of some type of birth defect. We can have spiritual defects because were not seeking the things of God as we should.
We can’t pray an expect our faith to grow neither can we not read the Word of God and know what we should and shouldn’t do as children of God. God doesn’t want us to stay spiritual babies, but to grow into maturity so He allows our faith to be tested. He doesn’t test us, but He will allow Satan and people to make what’s in us come forth. God will never leave you nor forsake you, this is a promise we can stand on every time we maybe going through something that is difficult for us. We don’t deny what we’re going through, but we don’t allow what we’re going through to become our god. Whatever you stay focus on will become greater to you than the God you serve.
Job was a man that truly loved God and submitted himself to God’s commandments. He didn’t try to reason with God; he just submitted his life to serving God the way God had instructed him to live as a believer. His submissio didn’t stop Satan’s attack. A matter of fact the more you purpose to please God the more Satan will attack. True Christanity does not include being exempt from Satan or his co-host. Just as Jesus was an adversary to Satan so are you if you have totally subitted yourself to God’s written Word.
As a true believer, you’re a threat to Satan and his kingdom. Satan is the god of this world (But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost, in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not,lest the light of the glorius gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them – 2nd Corinthians 4:4). The god of this world is Satan; on Satan’s control of the world system, he effectively shields the unbeliever from accepting the truth of the gospel, he also blinds the understanding of those who profess to be Christians but yet live according to Satan’s influences.
Don’t fear or fret when you come under attack, seek the hand and face of God through prayer, fasting, and focusing on the Word of God. Find Scriptures that pertain to your circumstances, get His Word embedded in your heart and spirit. Ask God for directions and instructions in how to fight. We don’t fight physically with Satan or whoever he places to be his enforcer. You’re dealing with a spirit not a human therefore you must fight spiritually. You fight with God’s written Word and faith.
Job never accused God nor did he lose faith. He had a relationship with God, he knew what God would or wouldn’t do. While his friends were accusing him of sin, Job was focusing on God and His Word. Job had faith in God and not what he was going through or what his friends were labeling him. When you’re going through a difficulty situation, get with people you know will pray with you and not accuse you. Although you’re in a battle, you’re not alone in the battle. The Father is with you, He’s for you and not against you. Place your faith in God and His Word.