Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. I would seek unto GOD, and unto GOD would I commit my cause: Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number: Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields: To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety. (Job 5:6-11)
When we go through trials and tribulations, many times we want to blame GOD, or ignore the fact that this world is broken and dying. In our lament, we often don't stop to consider the testing He may be doing to conform His own into the image of His Son. We also don't take into account that He doesn't always direct that which comes our way, but nothing happens which He doesn't allow, since He is Sovereign, and therefore we must seek His counsel. We should go to His Word to see what He has already said. We must let the Spirit of Comfort speak that we might have peace in the midst of the storm. The secret things belong to GOD, but that which He has revealed is for us that we may know Him and trust Him in faith and obedience.
We may not know everything on this side of the grass, but what we do know from His Word, we who are born again through repentance of our sin and by faith in Him and His finished work on the Cross of Calvary are to take to this lost and dying world. His people, the ambassadors of the Kingdom, are to take the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, and minister to those around us who are hurting and in need. His children, members one of another, are to love one another as He first loved us and disciple one another in His Word that we may grow thereby in grace and in the knowledge of Him who is our Lord. His Church, the body of Christ, and lively stones placed in His building, are to take the Word of GOD and the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit to this lost and dying world, and as we go where He sends us, proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son that those who believe that He is the Christ might have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.