April 29, 2019 Our Daily Bread Devotional : Topic - Understanding Life’s Trials

April 29, 2019 Our Daily Bread Devotional : Topic - Understanding Life’s Trials


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Topic - Understanding Life’s Trials

Bible in a Year:1 Kings 6–7; Luke 20:27–47


To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his.


Today's Scripture & Insight:
Job 12:13-25



My friend’s father received the dreaded diagnosis: cancer. Yet, during the chemo treatment process, he became a believer in Jesus and his disease eventually went into remission. He was cancer free for a wonderful eighteen months, but it returned—worse than before. He and his wife faced the reality of the returned cancer with concern and questions but also with a faithful trust in God because of how He saw them through the first time.

We won’t always understand why we’re going through trials. This was certainly the case for Job, who faced horrendous and unexplainable suffering and loss. Yet despite his many questions, in Job 12 he declares that God is mighty: “What he tears down cannot be rebuilt” (v. 14) and “to him belong strength and insight” (v. 16). “He makes nations great, and destroys them” (v. 23). Throughout this extensive list, Job doesn’t mention God’s motives or why He allows pain and suffering. Job doesn’t have the answers. But still despite everything, he confidently says, “to God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his” (v. 13).

We may not understand why God allows certain struggles in our lives, but like my friend’s parents, we can put our trust in Him. The Lord loves us and has us in His hands (v. 10; 1 Peter 5:7). Wisdom, power, and understanding are His!

Reflect & Pray

What struggle are you going through? How does it help to know that God is with you?
Lord, help me to trust You, even when I don’t understand what You’re doing. Thank You that You hold me in Your loving hands

By Julie Schwab
April 29, 2019 Our Daily Bread Devotional : Topic - Understanding Life’s Trials April 29, 2019 Our Daily Bread Devotional : Topic - Understanding Life’s Trials Reviewed by Abodunrin Muyiwa (Muyilight) on April 29, 2019 Rating: 5

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