Some people have a view of God that God wants to only take from you. “Why would I want to give tithe and give 10% to God?” “Why did God allow me to be unemployed?” “Why did God take my health from me?” These are some questions that I commonly here. Listen up.
If God is in the process of taking from you, he also is the God that will restore the very thing you thought you may have lost.
How many times have I heard stories of being people giving to God, and being blessed financially and any many other ways? You cannot out give God. Period. How many times have I heard stories of people of losing their job to obtain a better career that has more meaning to their lives? How many times have I heard stories of losing their health, to only have it restored? Countless is the answer. Praise God, He takes away meaningless jobs!
Job 42:10 states”And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.”
You see the Book of Job is not about a blameless man that suffers for no reason. It is story about a man that lost everything to gain everything in his earthly and heavenly lives. It is a story that is still relevant in 2015.
In many ways, I feel like a Job. I thought I had it all, the money, the house, the friends, the resources, etc. In reality I had nothing. I didn’t have a personal intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. I was a lukewarm Christian, which is a dangerous place to be in life (probably a blog post for a different date).
Like Job, I had to recognize that God is God and He can do what He wants in a person life. As my bank account dwindles towards zero, I can’t help shake the feeling that God is about to do something that is about to do something awesome in my life. And not just financially. In fact, I have more peace about my financial situation than I ever did when I was just hoarding my money.
God takes away from people, but He is also in the business of restoration.
Prayer: How grateful we are Father that you don’t take from us without the promise of restoration. Thank you in advance for restoring lives, relationships, finances, and everything else. You are the Provider. You are the vine, while we are merely a branch. Help us to draw closer to You in ways we could never imagine. I pray in the power of the Holy Spirit that there is a spiritual awakening across this land. Guide people to seek You and to find You. In Jesus name. Amen.