Weekly Reflection – God Is There

Weekly Reflection – God Is There

“But He knows the way I take;

When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”

— Job 23:10

While Job cannot find God during his unfathomable trials, he is certain that God can find him. Job is also confident that his trust in the Lord will enable him to pass the tests he is enduring. Job teaches us that no matter our path, God is there—even though we may not always recognize His presence. Our lives and the lives of those throughout the Bible testify that adversity is unavoidable. Trouble is a fire by which God’s people are purified.

Time and time again Scripture confirms this truth, through Abraham’s test on Mount Moriah, Joseph’s time in prison, Moses in the wilderness, Daniel in the lions’ den, the flogging of Peter and John, Paul’s persecution, and Jesus Himself through His temptation, suffering, and execution.

But rest assured that even though the trials are great, our God is greater.