Daily Thoughts : July 9th

   

Job 14:1   Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble.

  

What a cheery little verse! This is one of those verses that challenge us to consider is it true or is this just the jaded thinking of a jaded person? Man born of woman. Well that includes all of us. This is all about the human condition. But what about is of few days? Well, yes, when you get old and look back you do wonder where life has gone, it does seem like life passed by so rapidly and the days didn't seem enough. And how about, and full of trouble? Well living in this Fallen World where Sin spoils, mars and upsets, that can certainly be true. Part of life is learning to cope when things don't go well. Illnesses happen, accidents occur, people get upset, circumstances seem to go badly out of our control. Yes, this is what life is all about. But there is more.

 

For us today who are Christians, we have a Lord who has saved us, is with us and is for us. He promises never to leave us or forsake us (Heb 13:5). He promises to provide wisdom for us when we ask for it (Jas 1:5). He promises that, in whatever circumstances, He will be there working for our good (Rom 8:28 ). We know He has provided His Spirit for us who is working to bring love, joy, peace, etc. into our lives to bless them. Yes the world may be tough at times but our Lord is there with us, helping us, guiding us, empowering us, to see us through it all. He is constantly there to bless us. That is the wonder of being a Christian.

 

     

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