By Antrea Wilson
Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason. (Job 2:3 NIV)
There comes a time when you have to stop talking and just walk. God allows situations to come in our lives to shift us into this transition. In return, this allows us to grow in the word and by faith.
When I think about our discussion topic, I think about Job. Job was a man that really walked his talk. Job, in a short time, lost his kids and cattle and was badly afflicted. However, Job still praised the Lord, even when his wife asked him to curse God and die (Job 2:9 NIV).
When tests and trials come, how do you respond?
Do you curse God?
Do you question Him?
Do you constantly complain?
Or do you shift gears and trust that there is a reason that God is allowing the test?
We are reminded in James 1:2-3 NIV to “Consider it pure joy, my brother whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
It is best at times to keep quiet and walk in His glory.
In the end, God restored double to Job for his faithfulness and integrity through the test. He can do the same for you!