Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Good Days

My days are good right now, and I am liking this. Even in the midst of winter, my least favorite season, God has me in a season of good. It's a moment of stillness for me inside my heart, because I know that sometimes these seasons do not always last.
I am still working through my Bible; doing a word study on light. In the NASS there are 200 passages with the word light.  When I got to the book of Job, I was surprised to find so many passages that talked about light.  Job was having some really bad days, and the first time light is mentioned he cursed the day he was born, saying that he didn't want light to shine upon it!
Further on, he goes on to ask why light shines upon a man that suffers, or why is light given to someone whose way is hidden and God has hedged in? He describes how much he himself is suffering and how his own fear has come upon him. His days ahead are not good.
Finally, after many conversations with friends, God confronts Job. God decided to ask Job some questions, He asked Job if He even knew what he was talking about! He asked him if he was there when he created the earth. He asked him if he has ever commanded the morning and caused the dawn to know its place. He asked if Job knew where Light came from and where Darkness lives?
God asked him so many questions, it seems to me Jobs head would be spinning, then God wanted an answer.
Job realized he was insignificant. He put his hand over his mouth and could not give God an answer to all the questions, he just said " Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth."
Then God asked Job more questions, and wraps it up by asking who can stand before Him? Who has given to Him that He should repay? Whatever is under the whole heaven belongs to Him!
Job answers God after this acknowledging that God knows all things and His purpose cannot be thwarted. He admitted that he had lived with a head knowledge of God, but now he had seen Him with his eyes and heard Him with his ears. Job asked for forgiveness.
God restored Job and brought goodness into his life, he had walked through a horrible valley of darkness back into light. And, it was good.
I know for me, I have had some dark valleys. I have had days that it has been very difficult to see any light at all, and then as the light comes it can be painful. The light exposes areas in the darkness that cause pain, it brings awareness. But, then, God has a process through that light as I learn to give to Him whatever His Light has exposed, and it is good.
Jesus, thank you for good days, and for walking with me in these good days. I will Say That Again, thank you, Jesus!

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