Surely even now my witness is in heaven, and my evidence is on high. Job 16:19
When a person is accused of a crime, there are witnesses sought out to prove whether that person had done the crime or not. Sometimes there are witnesses that can easily be called forth, but other times there are no witnesses to verify whether the person is innocent or guilty. Not every time is there another human being around to see what is being done. This is even more true for crimes that have to do with thoughts being made.
Job, in his defense, states that in heaven he has one who is his witness and has evidence of his innocence.
It is a scary thing for a person to be accused of something in which that person has never done. For most people, proving that they are innocent is difficult, especially when the thing done wrong was supposed to have been done in secret.
People can only see from the outside and have a very limited view. No one can always know absolutely everything that has occurred with perfect accuracy.
Believers are often accused of doing wrong by the world and even other believers, especially when they are going through an extremely difficult time in their lives. Many believe that when a person becomes a believer, that person will never have any more problems. If that person has problems, it is because of sin. While this may be true in some cases, it is not in every case, as with Job.
Instead of focusing on what people are saying, believers need to see what God is saying. He is their witness in heaven who sees all and knows all that is going on or has gone on. God often allows trouble in one’s life to build up and to prove one’s faith.
During times of difficulties in your life, start with seeking God. Find out from God if the problems are due to sin or is it a time of testing and proving.
Focus your life upon living for God in every way possible. Trust His word that He has forgiven you and will lead you on the path of righteousness for His name’s sake. If change or repentance is needed, then do it. If not, then rejoice that God sees you faithful enough to put you through a trial as He did with Job and Jesus. Remember He is your witness.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God is doing in your life; that you will know what God is allowing in your life; that you will know what God says of you; and that you will trust what God says of you.