CAC Living Water Daily Devotional | Wednesday, December 22, 2021 | God At Work
Topic: God At Work
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Read: Job 3:11-26
Job 3:11-26 Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?
Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?
For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,
With kings and counsellors of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves;
Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:
Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.
There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.
There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.
The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master.
Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul;
Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;
Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?
Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?
For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters.
For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.
I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.
The preparations of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord (Proverb 16:1).
What are you facing? What is that troubling your soul that makes you think God is unfaithful to you? Whatever may be the situation in your life. God knows about it, and has allowed it for specific purpose, and for His own glory and your own better life. Jesus was once asked who sinned, this man or his parents that he was born blind (John 9:2). It is customary of man to associate all mischief to wrong doing. On the contrary, Jesus told his questioners that the man’s situation is for the works of God to be revealed in his life.
Like Job, do not be angry at God because He is not aflicting you because He is angry with you. He is working everything together for your own good. Though what Job went through was not easy, but if he was privy to the debate or competition going on in the heavenlies because of him, he would have loved to endure his calamities and praise God for thinking highly of him. Thank God he eventually did not curse God or offend with his mouth.
Yes, you have prayed about it and God seems to be far away, He even would not do as you requested because you either pray amiss, or not pray according to His will. Prayer that God answers are born out of what He has in mind. You can’t outwit or out-think God. Begin to understand what is going on in God’s mind to get what God has for you. Learn to wait on God for what He is doing, not just what you want Him to do for you. Also understand that there is difference between your needs and your wants. God will definitely satisfy your needs and your excesses He may look away from. God will help you as you patiently wait for God’s work to be revealed in your life.
1. Lord let me see Your work in my life and patiently wait for its manifestation.
2. Lord, I submit my will under Your own will.
3. Lord, let Your knowledge fill all our hearts and we must be ready to walk in Your will.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Obad. 1:5 – 1:21; Jonah 1:1 – 4:9; Rev. 11:19 – 13:3
Author: Christ Apostolic Church [Worldwide]