October 10

 

 

Who can battle with the Lord, nobody am sure is responding “yes I can” , for the foolishness of God is more than any level of wisdom any mortal can display or claim to possess. Some even said there is no God but God laugh at them, just a sneezes they will catch cold.

O Lord! who is like unto Thee, there is no one like You, Lord. I have search all over the place to see power greater than God; someone higher than Him, unfortunately not anywhere in any part of the world.

There situations in life one can be tempted to ask God, where are you? Father, why me? When we bend low in that situation, you will see the hand of God working out your victory, all to His own glory. Praise the Lord. Isa 43:1-3.

Beloved, you may pass through waters, rivers, fire but none will overcome you only by trusting in the safe hand of God Jn 14:1. Be careful not to question God:

 Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind. He said:Who is this who obscures [My] counsel

with ignorant words? Get ready to answer Me like a man; when I question you, you will inform Me.—Job 38:1–3

Job was a righteous man who, from a human perspective, did not deserve to suffer. He lived a blameless life and followed God’s laws to the letter. As he was experiencing great tribulation, Job cried out in frustration and questioned why God was allowing him to suffer. God came to Job in the form of a whirlwind with His answer. As soon as God spoke, Job recognized that he should not have challenged God’s wisdom. God turned to Job and asked him several sobering questions: “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Where were you when I set the oceans in their place? Where were you when I put the constellations of stars in position?” God’s questions humbled Job and reminded him that his own wisdom did not begin to compare with God’s.

When God finished asking His questions, Job replied, “I have uttered what I did not understand, / Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know” (Job 42:3). In a moment of despair and frustration, Job had challenged God’s wisdom. God had firmly reminded Job that He was still sovereign and that this truth was enough for Job. Whether Job ever knew that his life had been the focus of a cosmic struggle is unclear. Perhaps Job never realized that his experience brought glory to God in the face of Satan’s challenge (Job 1:8–12). But Job was satisfied to know that God’s wisdom was flawless.

At times you may not understand why a loving Father would allow you to suffer as you are. You may question the wisdom of God’s direction for your life. Learn from Job. Review the awesome power and wisdom of almighty God (Job 38–41). Have confidence that this same God is directing your path.

Several times, we pray to God and it seems as if there are delays, dear beloved don’t give up, apply importunity and trust in His wisdom, you will not regret you did. More from below:

“Go and tell Hezekiah that this is what the Lord God of your ancestor David says: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I am going to add 15 years to your life.”—Isaiah 38:5

The fundamental premise of Christianity is that God knows what is best better than we do. When we are experiencing God’s blessing, it is easy to believe that God knows what is best. But when God allows sickness and sorrow in our lives, we may be tempted to question His wisdom.

The Lord told King Hezekiah that his life was coming to an end. God advised him to prepare himself for death and to make arrangements to turn over the kingdom. Instead, Hezekiah pled for his life, begging God to spare him from death (Isa. 38:3). God loved the righteous Hezekiah and, in His grace, granted him an additional fifteen years to live.

Those fifteen years would prove that God’s wisdom far exceeds human wisdom. During those added years, Mannasseh was born, and he eventually succeeded Hezekiah as king of Judah. Mannasseh, who reigned for fifty-five years, was the most evil king ever to rule over Judah (2 Kings 21:1). Mannaseh encouraged the worship of idolatry throughout the nation. He passed his own son through fire according to the abominable practices of idolatry. He shed much innocent blood during his reign; every part of the nation suffered from his cruelty.

Manasseh’s wickedness provoked God to anger, but Manasseh ignored God’s warning (2 Kings 21:16; 2 Chron. 33:10). All these hardships were caused by Manasseh, a king who would never have been born if Hezekiah had accepted God’s will for his life! Furthermore, Hezekiah’s extended reign led to Judah’s eventual defeat by the Babylonians (2 Kings 20:12–20).

So much suffering resulted from Hezekiah’s unwillingness to accept God’s will for him. God knows what is best. Whether your circumstances are easy or difficult, you can completely trust His guidance.

Hard one someone is saying, but we are mortal and He is God. His thought towards us are for good and for evil. I don’t know what you are passing through at this moment, I don’t know what result the doctor’s has given you; just know that His hand is not too short to deliver you.

Father, receive all the glory; receive all the honour. Help us to accept those things we cannot change. Are you blessed? Please forward this to someone who need to hear God and do His will. Praise the Lord (Rom 8:28).

 

Remain blessed in the Lord.

Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu

 

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.