God spoke. Job listened to God and realized he was wrong, so he spoke to God and repented of the foolish words he had spoken. Job prayed for his three friends, and God forgave them of their wrong doing. Then God blessed Job making him prosperous; giving him twice as much material wealth as he had before plus 7 sons and 3 beautiful daughters.
All the anguish and suffering Job endured was now a byproduct. The Lord blessed him to live 140 years and he saw his children’s children to the fourth generation. Sorrow, suffering, anguish are for a set time, and for those who endure God will out way it by pouring out a double portion of blessings. God set Job free of pride and fear, so Job was totally free now to enjoy his life.
5 “God is mighty, but despises no one;
He is mighty, and firm in His purpose.
21 “For His eyes are on the ways of man, (humans)
And He sees all his steps.
22 There is no darkness nor shadow of death
Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
God sees all. God knows all. God in all. God is all. God knows. God does. God is. God was. God will always be.
Let this be our prayer:
32 Teach me what I cannot see;
if I have done wrong, I will not do so again.’
2 “Hear my words, you wise men;
listen to me, you men of learning.
3 For the ear tests words
as the tongue tastes food.
4 Let us discern for ourselves what is right;
let us learn together what is good.
10 “So listen to me, you men of understanding.
Far be it from God to do evil,
from the Almighty to do wrong.
11 He repays everyone for what they have done;
he brings on them what their conduct deserves.
12 It is unthinkable that God would do wrong,
that the Almighty would pervert justice.
14 If He should set His heart on it,
If He should gather to Himself His Spirit and His breath,
15 All flesh would perish together,
And man would return to dust.
Thought for the day:
“For God may speak in one way, or in another, Yet man does not perceive it.” (NKJV)
“For God does speak—now one way, now another— though no one perceives it.” (NIV)
12 But where can wisdom be found?
Where does understanding dwell?
13 No mortal comprehends its worth;
it cannot be found in the land of the living.
14 The deep says, “It is not in me”;
the sea says, “It is not with me.”
15 It cannot be bought with the finest gold,
nor can its price be weighed out in silver.
16 It cannot be bought with the gold of Ophir,
with precious onyx or lapis lazuli.
17 Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it,
nor can it be had for jewels of gold.
18 Coral and jasper are not worthy of mention;
the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.
19 The topaz of Cush cannot compare with it;
it cannot be bought with pure gold.
20 Where then does wisdom come from?
Where does understanding dwell?
21 It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing,
concealed even from the birds in the sky.
22 Destruction and Death say,
“Only a rumor of it has reached our ears.”
23 God understands the way to it
and He alone knows where it dwells,
24 for He views the ends of the earth
and sees everything under the heavens.
25 When He established the force of the wind
and measured out the waters,
26 when He made a decree for the rain
and a path for the thunderstorm,
27 then He looked at wisdom and appraised it;
He confirmed it and tested it.
28 And He said to the human race,
“The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,
and to shun evil is understanding.”
Have you ever felt that you are alone? No one understands what you are going through? If that’s hard, what’s harder is when we pray and nothing “seems” to change. Is God listening? Does God hear? Is God too busy for you? Does God really care? All these answers are yes, yes, yes! God does care. It is hard, but God is not too busy for you. God really does care what happens to you – more than we can ever know or comprehend. God has good reasons for keeping silent. If we hold fast to Him and His promises, we eventually will receive a break through.
8“Look, I go forward, but He is not there,
And backward, but I cannot perceive Him;
9 When He works on the left hand, I cannot behold Him;
When He turns to the right hand, I cannot see Him.
10 But He knows the way that I take;
When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.
11 My foot has held fast to His steps;
I have kept His way and not turned aside.
12 I have not departed from the commandment of His lips;
I have treasured the words of His mouth
More than my necessary food.
Even though God is silent, He is very much aware of what is said, done, and happening in every situation. When God finally does speak – and He will- we will have grown in our relationship with Him; grown in faith, trust, hope, and gain insight and blessings. All we need to do is hang in there. God is faithful to His Word.