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Hope For Good

Hello, God has given me something in Job 30:26 which says,

“Yet when I hoped for good, evil came;
    when I looked for light, then came darkness.(A)”

Job: Job said that now, young men laughed at him. They kept their distance, and weren’t afraid to spit at him. He also says that those young men mocked him in song, and he became a byword among them. He said that “surely no one lays a hand on a broken man”. He said that when he hoped for good, but he got evil, and he looked for light, but darkness came. He said that his lyre had tuned into mourning, and his pipe had tuned to the sound of wailing. What once was to be used for joyful song, was now tuned into wailing. He said that his skin grew black and peeled. He said that he went blackened, not from sun. He said he was a brother of jackals. He said that the churning inside him never stopped. He “asked” had he not wept for those who were troubled, and his soul grieved for the poor. Job was in a miserable condition. He was made as a byword, and so many things were wrong for him.

Christians: Christians have the light of Christ filling us. We are free in God’s pasture, being lead by the good shepherd. But, unbelievers have not been saved. They are still stuck in their sins. They are still in they sins. So, if you are an unbeliever, then why don’t you come to Christ, who will save you, love you, and cleanse you from your sins? He will help you (Philippians 4:13). He will save you from your sins. He is Christ, the savior, who will save you from your sins. So, come to Christ, and be saved by Him!

What to do: Here is one thing that we are to do as Christians: Help others. Some people either don’t know, or won’t accept Christ. We need to bring the Gospel to them, so that they can see their sin, and (most importantly) Christ’s death and resurrection, that has the power to save us from sins. They still need help seeing Christ, so let’s not hog the Gospel, let’s help them to see Christ. He is the one who will work in their hearts, He just may use us the help others see Him. So, let’s spread the Gospel around!

God: God has loved us so much, that He gave His own life for us. Let’s praise Him with all of our hearts! Let’s rejoice in Him! Christ gave His own life as a perfect, sinless, atoning, sacrifice on the cross, to save us from our sins. Let’s give thanks, and worship Him! He is worthy of praise. He has turned us from Job’s state, to sons and daughters of God! Let’s praise Him with all of our hearts. Thank You, Jesus! “Praise God from whom all blessings flow”! “Give thanks with a grateful heart”! Praise Jesus with all of you!

Application: How does Job 30:26 apply to us? In our sin, Satan offered us more sin, it looked good, so we took it, and we hoped for good. Or, we tried as hard as we could to get out of sins, and hoped for good. We failed. But, Jesus came, and he gave His own life for us, and He saved us from sins. We should have gotten wickedness. But, Jesus took our wickedness, and He gave us good. He saved us, and made us sons and daughters of God, after He cleansed. We went from being torn in sins, like Job was in a bad condition, to being Children of God.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for sending Your son for me, and blessing me so much. Thank You for making me clean, and taking my wickedness, and sins. Thank You for making me Your daughter. Please help me to love You more, draw close to You, and walk with You more. Please help me to talk with You more, and not be proud. Please strengthen me. Please send a revival, and help unbelievers to see You. Please help me to have a hunger for Your word. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Verse(s):

He will help you, Philippians 4:13,

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.(A)”

Beginning verse, Job 30:26,

“Yet when I hoped for good, evil came;
    when I looked for light, then came darkness.(A)”

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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