When Life Is Perplexing

Perplexed means to not have understanding. Think of Job. What was God’s commendation? Job 1:8 says, “…Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?”

There was no one like Job ~ a man of heart integrity. Like a domino effect, one chaotic event followed another. Job’s response was to fall to the ground and worship. Job 1:22 says, “In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.”

What a portrait. In Job 19:23 he said, “Oh, that my words were written! Oh, that they were inscribed in a book!” We read them as spectators, he lived them moment by moment. Job had no clue ~ it was a perplexing trial. All through his account we catch glimpses of how the Lord revealed Himself to Job in ways he never knew Him before.

So it is with our lives. We have all of God’s words at our fingertips. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”

Today is the beginning of a new year. Yesterday, and all the days and years behind that have passed. We cannot change them or alter what happened. We are given the present only. Galatians 5:16 says “…Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Our flesh does cartwheels and flips trying to figure perplexing things out. Our spirit man trusts in the One Who knows all things.







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