We’ve had our share of rain this past week in Lake Woebegone – or at least in the surrounding areas of Minnesota. As we pray that none of it seeps into our now “sold” house, nor into the one we are about to move into, many have not been as fortunate.
Storms can cause inconvenience, loss of electrical service, downed trees and destruction beyond measure, and when floods are involved – loss of life, property and life savings can be taken away in the blink of an eye.
We all face storms day by day. Perhaps the money isn’t there for your next rent payment, or you’ve lost your job or received news of a life threatening disease. Maybe your spouse has left you or your family has deserted you. You may be facing physical, spiritual or mental issues.
Whatever storms we have, we can thank God for not giving us more than we can endure. He knows us so well that even the difficulties we face each day can be handled, if we lay them on His shoulders.
Job’s flood came when he lost all his material assets, his livestock and home, his wealth and his children. Even his body began to deteriorate. We aren’t told how long his suffering lasted, but to hear his story, we know that it seemed like an eternity. Still he was able to declare God’s love for him when he stated,
“For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God,
whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!” Job 19:25-27
Job’s confidence can be ours too when we trust in God’s amazing plan for our future now and in eternity. He’ll never give us more than we can handle and when we reach the breaking point, Hell provide a way out for us. He promised!