Job 12:13 God Has Wisdom And Strength

With Him are wisdom and strength, He has counsel and understanding. Job 12:13

Most people struggle to understand how to deal with many different situations in their life and someone comes along with good wisdom on dealing with it. People then are often amazed at and look up to the person who showed good wisdom.

Often with good wisdom, comes good strength. People will show strength in character, attitude and perseverance in dealing with a situation under wisdom. During difficult times most people will seek out the wisdom of someone else in dealing with those times.

Job tells his friends that with God are wisdom and strength and that God has counsel and understanding.

Wisdom that people portray is only partial. No one can totally see everything in every situation to make the absolute perfect choice in dealing with it. In the moment or the temporary time frame, the wisdom of man does appear to be good, and people seek it.

However, that wisdom will often fall short and fail over a longer period of time. It does not have the strength of moral character that is perfect and holy, never doing anything wrong.

Instead of seeking the wisdom of other people, believers need to go to God first. He has been there since the beginning and sees everything and knows everything from every angle. The wisdom of God is powerful and will never fail or weaken.

God is willing to share His wisdom with any who call upon Him and trust Him. During times that a believer is going through difficulty, God can reveal how to make it through that difficult time and how to grow from it and use it for His glory and honor. His counsel is perfect and eternal with full understanding that man can never achieve.

You will have times of difficulties in which you may not understand why or how to deal with those times. Before running to other people to seek their wisdom and counsel, go to God.

Open your heart and mind up to what God has to say about the situation. Know that God’s counsel will be given with perfect wisdom and that He can give you strength to endure through any difficulty. The wisdom of God will work to perfect you into the image of Christ and provide the needed strength to overcome the world.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will seek God’s wisdom first; that you will draw strength of character from God; that you will obey God’s directions in your life; and that God will give you understanding of situations in your life.

Job 10:1 Speaking From The Heart

My soul loathes my life; I will give free course to my complaint, I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. Job 10:1

Nearly every person has some complaint about something, though some will never speak what is on their heart. Other people appear to live to complain about life in general. Everyone has a time in their life when everything that could go wrong does go wrong and it is painful. During those times many will let others know of what is on their heart, the struggles and pain of what they are going through.

As Job went through a series of horrible disasters, he hated his life and chose to speak from his heart of his bitterness and complaint of what was happening.

Every person has times of disaster in one’s life. Everything is going horribly wrong and falling apart. Those are times of intense suffering and pain, whether physically or emotionally.

During those times many people will choose to turn to drugs or something else to deaden the pain or to take their mind off of their troubles. The world has no hope in itself and only sees despair and trouble with no way out. Without God, this is true.

Believers will also have times of extreme trouble in their lives. Their hearts will be filled with pain of the suffering and want to cry out in anguish. Unlike the world, believers have God whom they can run to for strength, comfort and understanding.

God does not always answer the why of the pain and suffering, but is always right by the believer’s side, giving strength and comfort. Jesus went through pain and suffering so that the believer could have life, abundant life that extends into all of eternity. He gives hope to those who are in pain right now.

There will most likely be times in your life in which you are struggling so much that you a hating your life. You may be wondering what is going on and why it is happening. There may appear to be no hope.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus and look to Him, the author and finisher of your faith. Tell God how you are feeling and allow Him to fill you with His Holy Spirit, giving you comfort and strength. Trust Him that He knows what He is doing and allowing in your life to make you more like Jesus.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will speak your heart to God at all times; that you will trust God with all of your life; that God will comfort you in times of difficulty; and that God will give you strength to not turn to the ways of the world in times of trouble.

2 Chronicles 32:8 God Will Fight For You

“With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said. 2 Chronicles 32:8

Battles are occurring all the time all over the world. While some are physical battles of war, the majority are social battles with words and emotions or battles with physical health. During times of battles, one can feel as though there is no hope, that the enemy is greater and more powerful, and defeat is inevitable so fear sets in.

As Sennacherib was getting ready to attack Judah, Hezekiah told the people that God was with them to help and fight the battle, while Sennacherib only had flesh to fight. The people were encouraged.

No one in completely immune from battles. Some battles appear very small and easy to win, while many are large and ominous, causing one much fear and expectancy of defeat. The world often fights these battles on their own, in their own physical strength.

These battles wear a person down physically, emotionally and spiritually when they are fought on their own. Often one feels as if he is completely alone in the battle.

Believers are also not immune to these battles. Along with all the normal physical battles the rest of the world may face, believers are also attacked for their stand for God. However, rather than living in fear, believers can stand strong knowing that God is right by their side to help them and to fight their battles.

God will always give perfect wisdom as to how to deal with the battle in one’s life and then He will also bring about victory in miraculous ways. Victory in the end is always guaranteed for the believer who trusts in God.

Throughout your life you will face many different types of battles. Some will be massively huge, while others will be relatively small. Realize that you do not have to face the battle alone. God is right by your side to give you strength and wisdom in fighting the battle.

Every battle you face will only be the arm of flesh coming against you that can only destroy the body but cannot kill the soul. God has you in His hands and will fight for you to give you victory in the end. Trust God for that victory.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will see God’s help in times of battle; that you will know God’s strength in a battle; that you will see God’s victory over the enemy in your life; and that you will have confidence in God’s abilities and promises.