A New Level


“Then Job said to the Lord, I know that You can do all things, and that no thought or purpose of Yours can be restrained or thwarted. [You said to me] Who is this that darkens and obscures counsel [by words] without knowledge? Therefore [I now see] I have [rashly] uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.” (Job 42: 1-3)

There is an interesting principle in this scripture. On a surface level, we know that God can do all things because we know He is a big God. Job knew God on a surface level before all his afflictions. He knew God could do anything He wanted to and that any thought or purpose of His could not be thwarted.

Through Job’s afflictions, he got to really know God, because God got him through the afflictions. His level of knowledge of God broke through to a new level. Sometimes when we are in the middle of a fiery trial, we utter rash words to God that leaves Him shaking His head!

God asked Job “who is this that darkens and obscures counsel by words without knowledge?” Rash words are usually words without any faith in them. Without faith, it just prolongs the struggle and grieves the Heart of God. He knows what He can do. Jesus said “only believe.”

Job finally saw it because he said “I have rashly uttered what I did not understand.” When we finally “get it”, we too will break through to a new level of knowledge in Him. This is why the Word says to “count it all joy when you encounter a fiery trial.” A breakthrough is around the corner. A breakthrough to a new level of knowledge and intimacy in Him!

Oh and guess what? After Job broke through, God gave him double of everything he lost plus added many years to his life! A double-portion waits on the other side of your affliction! Take heart and put your faith and trust in His ability to see you through and give you things you haven’t even considered.

Blessings everyone…

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