Thursday, March 12, 2015

Though He Slay Me

Though he slay me, yet will I
trust in him.
                   Job 13:15 NIV

      When satan attacks, he is vicious. He has no mercy. He seeks to ensnare the faithful—to catch us like an animal with a leg caught in a trap. He, like we, knows that some animals will chew their way out of the trap becoming crippled for life. Some will give up and discontinue the fight and die, and some will grow weak but will be rescued.

     I am the first to admit that it is difficult for my finite mind to grasp the life of Job. He, unlike any man on earth was blameless and upright in his walk with God. Yet, God initiated a trial in the life of Job when He asked satan, “Have you considered my servant Job?” Why? There are probably many answers to that question, but I find Job’s response more compelling than all of his adversity.

     “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him,” was Job’s confident response to his doubting friend.

     In all of Job’s heartache, grief and loss, he was willing to die still trusting God. Wow! I must then ask myself, “Can I do any less than Job?” Whether raising children, working a job, in ministry or all of those things, can we—those of us who call ourselves followers of Christ—do any less than Job?

     I submit to you that fear must flee as we bow before our Heavenly Father and trust Him for our future. I do not want to be the one left crippled in defeat. I do not want to be the one that gives up only to die. I may grow weak and weary in the struggle, but I know that my God will rescue me. Faith in God wins every time.

     Like Job, let us determine that “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.”

© Joyce Powell

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