For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth.
In the Scriptures, Job was doing the right thing, honoring God, and the bottom fell out. He lost his business, lost his children, lost his health and had boils all over his body. Just because we’re people of faith doesn’t mean we won’t have difficulties. When Job looked at everything he’d lost, he got depressed and wanted to die. He saw his situation as permanent. As long as he believed those forever lies, his forever mentality overwhelmed him with depression.
At perhaps Job’s lowest moment, he changed his attitude to one of faith and declared, “I know my Redeemer lives. I know that He will vindicate me soon.” And that’s exactly what happened. God is showing us that when we feel discouraged, when we don’t see how it can work out, at some point we have to do as Job did and say, “I know God is still in control. This problem is not permanent. Soon it’s going to turn around.” When you live with this soon mentality, all the forces of darkness cannot keep you down.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that no matter what I go through, You are my Redeemer and my vindicator. Thank You that You can bring me out of difficulties better off than I was before they showed up. I believe and declare that You live and are in control in the tough times. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.