Monday, August 27, 2012

Double for Your Trouble






And the Lord restored Job’s losses[a] when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

If you have not read the st ory of Job please do.  This may in his day was one of the most righteous men living but yet he still endured hardships.  While this message can be taught on different subjects alone. We are going to focus on how God can and will restore back what the enemy means for your harm if you just trust God.  Sometimes we do not understand why we go through things.  Even right now today some of you may still be haunted and effected by something that happened to you.  Not really understanding why it happend to you.  The truth of the matter is, is that we will never understand everything.  We live in a fallen world and we have an enemy that delights in bringing on trouble and conflict but we have to know who God really is.  It is great to know of him and to be able to talk about him, but there is a difference in really knowing him.  Do you really know him?  The answer is if you really know him, you don't need to understand why it happened or why it is happening just kow that God is God and he is able to turn evey evil thing the enemy tries to plot against you around for your good and give you back double for your trouble.

After all Job went through all his possessions taken away, his children, all that was of worth to him was gone.  But he knew God.  In the midst of all his great trouble he knew God was able.  If you just trust God believe in his promises he will make your path straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

As I think back on what I went through as a child I could ask why me, why did I have to act like an adult when I was a kid and take care of my brothers.  Why did I not have enough food to eat when I was a kid.  So many other things that I had to endure as a child and not fully know what was going on but Look what it did for me.  I am a great mother, a wife, a Bible Teacher, a Minister and I love God inspite of what I went through.  Sometimes these sort of things can make us stray away from God because we do not understand but should bring us so much closer because we went through it and made it!  He was with you!  Even when you did not know it he was there!  He was with Job and he is with you and he will give you double for your trouble!  You can make it through the rain!

Lots of Love,

Toc

5 comments:

  1. Praise God. I have been through a few things that don't make sense to me. But I thank God for messages like this one, based on His word and promise. We are not forgotten!

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  2. God never leaves us or forsakes us. I have had a rather rough life myself. I used to think how could God allow some of these things to happen to me?? God does not CAUSE bad happenings in my life. This world belongs to the enemy right now...and God also gave me free will...bc i live in THIS world i will go through trials and tribulations. If God wasn't with me nothing and i mean nothing good would EVER happen to anyone..lets face it..the devil has NO mercy! Therefore i Know that God is with me! James 1:17 says: "every good and perfect gift comes from above.." God bless and thank you for sharing your story.

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  3. God is faithful and whatever is taken away from you and whatever you lost in life God will restore that! God knows who are his and he fights and fights to make sure we are all okay!

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  4. I have a friend that repeatedly asks..."When will I get double for all MY trouble?" implying that wealth is expected and owed by God in a timely fashion! It's ashame...how little he understands...
    and refuses to see it any other way... prayers to him...for understanding...

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  5. Sometimes long suffering is really hard because let's face it, we really don't want to go through anything. But the truth of the matter is that in those moments you get better and better as a person, you grow spiritually, and when the next ones comes, it does not affect you as much. And as far as your friend, somethings we won't even get to see in this lifetime but God will give us life and life more abundantly while we are here:) have a great Monday

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