Oh that I might have my request; and that GOD would grant me the thing that I long for! Even that it would please GOD to destroy me; that He would let loose His hand, and cut me off! Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let Him not spare; for I have not concealed the Words of the Holy One. What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should prolong my life? Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass? Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me? To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty. (Job 6:8-14)
In our grief and sorrow when calamity comes, we often forget the lessons of Job and turn to other sources for wisdom and understanding. But only GOD and His Word is our true Authority for He is Truth, His Word is Truth, and He will guide us into all Truth if we diligently seek Him. He tells us to search the Scriptures for they speak of Him, He tells us to study and learn of Him, He tells us that He may be found, and we can find rest for our souls in Him. Our circumstances may be temporary or permanent (in this life), but GOD is eternal, and our reaction and response to our circumstances can and should be based in His Truth and our faith in Him and His Word. We have trusted Him and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary for Salvation and we can trust Him with the rest of the details of the life we now live in and through Him.
The people of GOD can minister to others because of what GOD has done for them. We have the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, and the Spirit of GOD to encourage and equip us to minister to those around us who are hurting and in need. The children of GOD, as members one of another, are to bear one anothers burdens and so fulfil the Law of Christ as we love one another and disciple one another in the Word of GOD. The church of GOD, the body of Christ, is to take His Word to this lost and dying world, and as we go with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit that is within us, we proclaim His Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that all those who repent and believe that Jesus 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.