Keep Endure Within Suffering

Keep endure within suffering - Karina's thought

Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face. Job 13:15

Beside Jesus, perhaps there is only Job is a man in history who has great suffering in his life. Job’s afflictions came from because of his obedience to God, yet he seemed to be utterly forsaken by God while afflicted by men and Satan.

He is completely lost his wealth, family, and his health as well. His flocks were stolen, his children were killed, and his wife turned against him, and worse, his body was ravaged by disease. If we were to look at him, after Satan was given free rein to afflict him, we would see boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head. (Job 2:7) the pus of which he had to scrape off his body. He sat among ashes- probably to dry up the sweating of his boils. So he was caked with white dust from head to toe.

What actually happened? What is behind all of Job’s suffering? Why God gives him so heavy suffering? As we know Job is a blameless and upright person. In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil. (Job 1:1) This shows that Job was a man whose life is true and blameless before God.  Rightly the wicked and sinful people who deserve to got suffering like job.

Though it is very difficult to applied, as a believer we should learn to comprehend God’s will because God has a different perspective. God is never go wrong and failed. All of Job’s suffering is because Satan wants to his faith fall. But we can see although experience the great suffering, Job still endure, even he can said: Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” In all this, Job did not sin in what he said. (Job 2:10b) lost a lot of things did not make his faith wavered and did not make him weak and desperate. He keep endure within his suffering.

As long we living in this world, we could not running away from problems and suffering. The important thing that we should always to remember is we have God’s promise which can give us strength and give us the Holy Spirit as our savior. That is why in the midst of suffering let us stay endure because there is always God’s purpose and plan behind our suffering.

we should to realize as Job realize as well that God knows his way and when God tested him, he will come forth as Gold. But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. (Job 23:10)

My dear reader, what kind of suffering that we face today? Lost someone we love?  Lost our wealth, we are suffering because of the disease? Job’s life can be our example of great patience and faith. No matter what suffering we got, we can learn from Job’s life testimony. Our beloved God was faithful. He never leaves and forsakes us. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

Job’s trust and faithfulness to God can inspire us to always obey, be patient, hoping in God when we are in the darkness situation. We may feel that God seems slaying our happiness, Remember it all is only so that we will find our greatest joy in God.  As has been done by Job, let us keep endure within our suffering. Ask for strength to God so that we have always had a strong faith. Fill our lives with the Holy Spirit so that we can continue to endure in any circumstances. Amen

Karina – Living by Faith

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19 thoughts on “Keep Endure Within Suffering

  1. Karina, I love how you pointed out that during times of suffering God us not trying to slay our happiness; rather that we find our greatest joy in Him. Easy to forget this during trials but so true. Thanks

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  2. Job is God’s object lesson to Satan and to us that there are those who love and serve God, not for what they can get out of Him, but simply because of and for Himself. Thank you for this post.

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  3. Sis, Job is such a hard book to understand. We want to know why God allows such suffering in this world. But we must never question God. He alone knows the whole plan. Really good post Sis. Thank you.

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    • Dear sis Julie
      Yes you are absolutely right. We will never understand. We only know that God’s will and plan is vey best among the best. We just need to trust and obey like Job did. Thank you so much for your lovely comment,sis. Blessings on your evening.

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  4. Karina, your maturity and understanding and wisdom are truly a gift of anointing from the LORD. I am so blessed by your blog post! This is especially true for Larry and I and the suffering he is enduring. Satan is doing his best to try to get us to renounce our faith in Christ but Satan is defeated and we will continue to praise the LORD even in our darkest days. We do this not for what He will do for us but because of WHO He is, He alone is worthy of all praise! Thank you my dearest one! 🙂

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    • Grandma, good evening.
      I want to tell something, every single word in your comment always become my sprint, grandma. Your comments always encourage me 🙂 I am so blessed by your blog as well. What I did and I wrote is only by His grace and blessing. I am not be able without His Guidance and protection 🙂 my lovely grandma, Thank you so much for your kindness. Many love and blessings to you and Larry…(hugs).

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    • Hello brother, Steve.
      Yes! There were so many valuable and precious lesson from Job. Now, I may not living like Job but if I have to, I know how to face it, I know to whom I should lean. Thank you very much for your lovely comment, brother. Have a wonderful and blessed day.

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      • It was God who offered Job as an example of a good, Godly servant…even to Satan himself!

        Job was an example for righteousness back then, and for us today as well. You are always welcome for my comments, Karina, as you are a great Godly example in many ways yourself!!

        Steve 🙂

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