Apostle Grace Lubega
Job 3:25-26(AMP); For the thing which I greatly fear comes upon me, and that of which I am afraid befalls me. I was not or am not at ease, nor had I or have I rest, nor was I or am I quiet, yet trouble came and still comes [upon me].
The story of Job has a very potent instruction on faith: the faith to acquire and the faith to keep what is acquired.
Simply because you received something does not necessarily mean that you can sustain it for long as you should.
For example, there are people who by faith received jobs in their dream companies only to suffer retrenchment shortly afterwards.
There are brides who were dancing to the chimes of wedding bells one day and the next day were racing to divorce courts for relief.
Job, the subject of our theme scripture received great wealth, healthy children and what seemed to all intents and purposes a wonderful life only to lose it all in the blink of an eye.
What is the lesson herein?
It is extremely erroneous to assume that you can receive something from God and KEEP IT BY UNBELIEF.
Job’s unbelief is obvious in the fact that he wrapped his possessions in the dangerous cacoon of unending fear and worry.
I would like to imagine that he often conjured up worst case scenarios: his children dying or his property being destroyed. And true to form, because fear loves attention, his imagination became his reality.
Remember this- -God works with faith from the beginning to the end. If He gave you a ministry, believe that He will keep your brooks flowing for years to come; if He gave you a spouse understand that He will sustain you in that marriage; if He started you on any journey, believe that He will keep you strong all the way until you finish.
FAITH IN GOD STARTED IT, FAITH KEEPS IT AND FAITH WILL FINISH IT.
Believe to the end.
FURTHER STUDY: Hebrews 12:2, Hebrews 10:38-39
GOLDEN NUGGET: God works with faith from the beginning to the end. If He gave you a ministry, believe that He will keep your brooks flowing for years to come; if He gave you a spouse understand that He will sustain you in that marriage; if He started you on any journey, believe that He will keep you strong all the way until you finish.
PRAYER: My Lord, I thank You for this Word. You are the author and finisher of my faith. You began a good work in me and shall surely bring it to accomplishment. I believed You yesterday, I believe You today and will believe You in the years to come and for the rest of my days. In Jesus’ name, Amen.