Reading on Job’s book Chapter 36:1-12:
v.3 God always does right- and this knowledge comes straight from God
What lessons and principles is God teaching me from this passage?
I am reminded by God to be patient and stay still and know that He is God.
He is telling me that He is mighty, cares about everyone and makes fair decisions.
He watches over good people, wicked are cut down, and those who are wronged receive justice.
If someone is suffering from pain, He points out their sin and their pride, then He warns them to turn back to Him, and, if they obey, they will be successful from then on.
How is it relevant and applicable in my daily lives?
Yesterday, as we were doing our everyday chores, our landlord came, he was so angry telling our flatmate that he hasn’t received their rent for the past two months. They cannot understand each other because one was speaking in English while the other was in Arabic language. So, my husband had to go out and see if he can understand what our landlord was saying. As they were talking, still they cannot understand each other, they then decided to go to the nearest typing center where people there can speak Arabic and English, in short they need translator. After that, still they did not understand each other. Our flatmate then decided that maybe their human resource personnel, who is an emirati, can talk with our landlord and explain the contract details, as to when it started and when it will end, hopefully, it will be resolved.
After their talk, here I am again, panicking, afraid and thinking lots of negative things. As I was reading verse 9:
But when people are prisoners of sufferings and pain, God points out their sin and pride.
And if they obey, they will be successful and happy from then on.
I was touched and comforted by the Spirit. God is a great God, he can heal all our sufferings and pain. In my case, everyday, I know that He is dealing with my emotions, my thoughts, and, my spiritual being. He is renewing my thoughts, and helping me in my spiritual journey. God is indeed a God whose love is beyond compare. Though, I had been so stubborn, still He stays beside me.
Everyday I had to self talk myself about my negative thoughts, and ask forgiveness from God, because I know that I am created unique, molded on His image, and, He loves me so much. My self esteem is so low, after I had a traumatic experience with my former boss, landlord and “kababayan” here in UAE. Not to mention that I am suffering from post partum depression.
Writing all of my negative thoughts and giving it all to God is helping me little by little and making me understand and know myself more. And, I know in God’s perfect time, I will be whole again and God will then be able to use my life for His kingdom, I can’t wait for that time, when I had to smile from my heart and hear God’s voice again very clearly.
How about you? What are you dealing with right now?