James 5:11(KJV); Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
Job went through a furnace of misery, pain and loss. He lost his property, his children, struggled with bodily affliction and looked to death as a merciful alternative(Job 1). He suffered in a short span of time what many people combined would never suffer in an entire lifetime.
But what does the scripture say about the end of Job’s plight?
Our theme scripture calls it “the end of the Lord.” This is the vision that any man of faith must behold in the midst of any form of adversity or affliction.
Sometimes, when people are caught up in the fires of life, all they behold is more pain; more devastation, more destruction. God wants you to see and behold an end with Him written all over it.
Yes, the business is seemingly on a downward spiral, do you see bankruptcy? See the Lord.
Yes, the doctor gave you a negative report about how advanced that disease is. Do you see death? See the Lord.
Yes, your boss has been giving you a very hard time at your workplace and has unfairly accused you before your superiors. Do you see a dismissal? See the Lord.
Some people think that at the end of every affliction is the devil, rubbing his hands with glee. No! At the end of every storm in life is God, His arms wide open, assuring you that the best is yet to come; that you are shining brighter than ever before; that He turns into good what was meant to destroy you.
FURTHER STUDY: Hebrews 12:2, Isaiah 43:2
GOLDEN NUGGET: At the end of every storm in life is God, His arms wide open, assuring you that the best is yet to come; that you are shining brighter than ever before; that He turns into good what was meant to destroy you.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this word. I rejoice in the blessed assurance that You are in charge! You are the Alpha and Omega of my life; the author and finisher of my faith. No matter what I am going through, I choose to see You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.