“If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, ‘You are my security,‘ – Job 31:24
This verse stings. Job is in the middle of his life crisis, where everything is taken away and he is left with a choice: be bitter or trust God. He once had everything. He now has nothing.
I know I would have been thinking, “OK, my life is a mess. When I had some money, it was better. It won’t solve everything, but it will bring some security.”
Job has been there. Done that. He knows that security can only come from God. What a deep lesson.
I didn’t sleep well last night. We are doing some type of fast next week and the reality of it all is starting to sink in. I’m not sure if I will do a total fast from food (liquids only) or some other type of fast. Either way, I know that it is going to be hard. I don’t like hard. I find some security in food. I don’t think I am an addict, but, come on, this stuff is pretty important. When I get hungry I get grumpy. When we take trips I often am worried about where we get food, just making sure everything will work out. It going to be hard.
Maybe it is a good thing. Maybe some securities need shaken. Maybe I have put my trust in some gold to buy some food. Maybe this is a matter of trust.
God, can you really be enough, even in the absence of food? My mind knows that you can. I think my entire being is about to find our that you are. I’m not looking forward to the journey, but I am looking forward to trusting you.
[tags]Job, fasting, trusting God, devotions, Bible, God, food[/tags]