“If we can receive the good days from God, why can’t we receive the bad days too?’ Job 2:10 (MSG)

 

This was a reply to Job’s wife. She had told him to curse God and die but he replied her in the above statement. You would agree with me that God was in support of Job being tested by the devil. This confirms that nothing happens without his approval. This also tells us that God makes boast of us to the devil. Peradventure one of the reasons why we face trials is to proof him right before Satan, would we disappoint him?

 

Job was an upright man and during his trial, he went through a lot. He got to the point where he stank and had to isolate himself from everyone. Taking a close look at the statement, Job makes us understand that days stand for different things. Even in our normal lives, there are days we are happy, cry or have other emotional activities.

 

This corresponds with what Ecc 3:1-8 says about having a time for everything. It says there’s a time to laugh, cry, weep etc. Psalm 30:5 goes further to say that “though weeping may endure for the night, joy cometh in the morning”.There are months for dry season and months for rainy ones.

 

I would like to draw the curtain by saying that afflictions don’t last. The Bible says, “but the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you”. 1 Peter 5:10 (KJV). The Bible also says, “many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers him from all”  Psalm 34:19. The two scriptures have something in common which is a time frame. There are days of affliction and  days of deliverance. There is a time to suffer a little and then be perfected and stablished by God. This is to say that the trial you are in today has an expiring date. It’s your time to burst out in laughter. An end has come to bad seasons in your life.

 

BY ESTHER AKINTOLA

 

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