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His greatness in my situations!

Verse for Today: Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Job 42:5 – My ears had heard of You but now my eyes have seen You.

Our God is great in His person and qualities which are unfathomable. We read so much about Him and hear about the tremendous ways in which He works in the lives of His people which is overwhelming and exciting. Knowledge about our God thrills our hearts as He interferes in the course of events in this world to accomplish His purposes. He touches our lives moment by moment. Our busy schedules might limit our ability to sit and meditate on the greatness of our God, although we confess Him and worship Him. Even though Apostle John spent about 42 months with the Lord Jesus and saw the resurrected Lord on several occasions, when he saw Him in His true glory during the vision at Patmos, he was so taken aback by shock and surprise at His glory that he fell at His feet as though dead. There are such occasions in our lives when He reveals His greatness in our situations. These are the moments of truth when we see the Lord in great glory and get ourselves lost in the wonder and awe of Him. Job had such an experience of seeing the Lord’s greatness in his meditations during the days of his distress. He found the Lord magnificent in His glory, greatness, mercy, grace and compassion in spite of all the sad events which took place in his life. He found the Lord’s greatness higher than ever before even through his loss of children and wealth, ill-health, accusations from his friends, despising by his wife, loneliness and distress. He experienced the exceeding greatness of the Lord in spite of all his difficult circumstances and accepted all his sad experiences as a medium to see the Lord in His greater glory. So Job learned to love the Lord more intimately in spite of the events in life. He reached the moment of truth in his life when he realized that his personal life was only a shadow, but the greatness of the Lord is all pervasive and surpassing any thing else that he ever knew before. So Job confessed his nothingness and repented of his unworthiness before God.

Dear friend, perhaps you are going through times similar to that of Job, even though different in magnitude. It is likely that we are forsaken by all when we loose all that we have in life and our favorable situations are removed from us. It could be a job that you counted as most honorable and valuable that eludes you. It could be a lucrative business that failed or assets of various kinds that dwindle. Perhaps you are abandoned by close friends or associates who have become unkind or critical. There are those who pull our legs and catch us unaware through cunningness. Perhaps you find your ministries run down without expected results. Some of our failures and losses deprive us of even a straw to hold on to and we become helpless as in the case of Job. Even at such times, the Lord reveals His glory to us to revive and strengthen us to withstand the pressures of our situations. Such revelations lead us to acknowledge the God of the Impossibilities who rules and overrules all our situations to take glory to Him through our lives. God’s concern for us is not to give us a materially successful life in this world, but to help us to grow spiritually and to hold on to Him in spite of the worst of our scenarios. When God leads us through such moments of truth, and as we see His surpassing glory, we should confess His surpassing greatness and repent of our total inadequacies and insignificance before Him. Today He is more interested in helping our faith to grow through a vision of the God of the Impossibilities and keep trusting Him no matter what awaits us in the future. Let us enjoy such moments of truth and confess our Lord on every day of our lives.

1 Chronicles 29:11 – Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for every thing in Heaven and earth is Yours. Yours O lord is the kingdom; You are exalted as head over all.

Thought for Today

In the brightness of the glory of the Lord, all our problems turn to ashes and our wasteful and fancy castles crumble.

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