Commentary By: Gordon King
I wrote a post that I believe was last Saturday, June 16th 2018, just 3 short days ago about losing my job just two days prior to that. In the post I wrote that I was not worried about finding work, that I have faith in the Lord that He will supply, that my faith is strong and I draw more faith from my past experiences with God.
I wrote the post not to boast of my faith, but to share with you what we as believers in Jesus Christ must do in our walk with the Lord on a daily basis. I wrote it in order to help bless others and strengthen their faith as well!
Well folks I have to tell you that our God is so good!!! He is faithful and true to His word and His promises! Less than one hour ago I received a telephone call from a recruiter offering me a job in the same line of work. Not only did they offer me a job but with a wage increase and a sign on bonus! Of course I gratefully accepted the position.
This new job is 40 miles closer to my home, it comes with benefits which out weigh my current benefits, and the health insurance begins almost immediately! They are even allowing me to take two weeks off this summer, unpaid of course.
My faith has been tested and strengthened, my relationship with God deepened, and my wisdom of the Lord intensified!
Thank God for His unfailing love, His riches in glory, and the grace that He bestows upon each and every one of us! Thank God for courage, strength, peace and comfort. Praise the Lord for His goodness, mercy, and patience!
It isn’t always what we go through in this life, it’s how we respond to it! It’s not always what we know but who we know that really counts, God Almighty! It’s not even about our earthly relationships that count but our relationship with Jesus Christ that makes all of the difference in the world!
I understand that God will not always answer our prayers as fast as He did mine, that we may have to endure much more difficulty and have more patience, however, the premise is the same, no matter what we go through in this life we must trust in the Lord to see us through! We must not worry about what tomorrow will bring, nor what we should eat or wear, but trust that the good Lord will provide and He will!
I’m not saying that difficult times will not be difficult or that they are not painful, of course they are! But we must know that God is with us and for us, that He will always be with us, and that He has our back and best interests at heart! Trust in the Lord and all of His ways, take comfort in knowing that the Lord will never leave us nor forsake us. Rest in the Lord always!
Rest in the Lord! This doesn’t always mean to be actually physically resting, although it does include that, but placing our life into His hands, resting assured that He will make all things work together for our good, for the good of those that love Him! It means to not worry but to hand them over to Him to handle, it means to have peace that only He can give, Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace! So don’t worry, don’t fret, but rest in the Lord!
We must have patience, however we must not sit idly by waiting for something to happen, we must be proactive in accomplishing God’s will in our lives. Faith without works is dead, show me your faith without your works and I will show you my faith by my works! Having faith in God entails us performing works in His name, this is true faith! Work with patience, work in God’s will and doors will be opened to you!
“Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect?“
It’s not enough for us to just say we have faith in God, we must act it out! This is being a true believer in Jesus Christ.
I praise the Lord for all that He does, I give Him thanks for providing me with a job, a job with increased benefits, with making all things work together for my good! All of the glory goes to God! He deserves the glory, praise, honor, and worship! Glory to God in the highest!
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
God bless my friends! Maranatha!