Job further continued his discourse, and said: “Oh, that I were as in the months past, as in the days when God watched over me;” Job 29:1-2
Any time that a person is going through a very difficult time, that person often looks back on life to a time when there were not so many difficulties. They want to go back to a time when there everything was going well. People often struggle in the present when everything appears to be going wrong. Very seldom can a person see the bigger picture going on in spite of the troubles.
Job continues talking and wishes to go back to the days when God was watching over him and there were no problems. He does not see that God is currently watching over him.
Going through major problems is life is difficult for anyone. The world has nothing to look forward to and has no hope of things getting better. All they can do is look back on previous good times and hope that things will get better.
Believers, on the other hand, have a hope of a grand and wonderful future that will extend into eternity. Yet, many believers tend to look at things like the world and Job, they look back at times when things were good. They often feel as though God took His eyes off of them and is leaving them on their own.
No matter how great the difficulty is, God is still right there with the believer. He allows difficulties in one’s life to build them up and prove their faith and trust in Him. The difficulties are a witness to unbelievers and a strength to other believers that God is with them and brings them through everything in the right way and right timing.
There will come days in your life in which everything that can go wrong will go wrong just like Job had. Instead of getting angry with God and turning away from Him or desiring to go back to what was before, put your trust in God.
Seek God’s direction as to how to grow closer to Him and more like Jesus from the troubles and difficulties. Find out how God can use it to be a witness of His love, provision and protection, despite the problems. Live for God in the moment. See what God has for you right now.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will trust God during difficult times; that you will draw closer to God in difficulties; that God will use you to be His witness to others; and that God will reveal His purpose in events in your life.