Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me: Would you indeed annul My judgement? Would you condemn Me that you may be justified? Job 40:7-8
People like to be in control and when they are not in control, they often judge those who are. They will sit back and talk about how they would do things better if they were in in control, speaking against the leaders. Many will ignore the rulings of a leader in order to do things their own way, thinking that their way is better in some way or another.
God continues to question Job and demands an answer. He asks if Job will annul His judgements or condemn Him to make himself look better.
It is very common for many people to quickly judge against God whenever they are going through some difficult situation in their lives. People often feel as if God made a major mistake or is completely against them, hating them. Many have completely walked away from God because of some disastrous situation in that occurred in their life.
Ever since the fall of Adam and Eve, there have been problems in the lives of every person that has walked on this planet. Problems occur due to sin. Satan is out to steal, kill and destroy in any way possible.
On the opposite side, God is working to bring life and build His people up to a greater life that will go into eternity. In order to build His people up, God will sometimes allow difficulties to occur in the life of the believer.
Instead of judging God and getting angry with His decisions, believers must be willing to accept His ways and learn from them. Drawing closer to God and growing to be more like Jesus should be the focus of the believer in times of difficulty, rather than condemning God.
God is working in your life to build you up and make you more like Jesus. In order to do that, there will be times that He will allow harsh problems to take place in your life.
You are not wiser than God, so do not judge His methods of building you up. Trust His ways and lean on Him for strength and understanding as you grow more like Jesus each and every day and through many situations.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will accept God’s judgements in your life; that you will accept God’s methods of building you up; that you grow more like Jesus each day; and that you will see God’s hand of love in your life in difficult times.
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