Have you ever been in a situation and you found yourself asking “where is God?” In Job 23: 8-10, Job said that he could not find God no matter where he looked. It didn’t matter if he went forwards or backwards, if he looked to his right or to his left he could neither feel God’s presence or perceive if God was there with him. Job was at the lowest point in his life when he spoke these words, yet despite everything Job held on to the belief that God is always there. Job realized that he was being tested and he wanted God to see that his faith in Him was as good as gold.
All the heroes of the Bible – Abraham, David, Joseph, and Paul, just to name a few, came to this same conclusion – that God is all the time working in our lives in secret. He is working everything out for our good and all we have to do is trust Him. You will not always know why you must go through certain challenging times in your life, but remember that God has a perfect plan and a process for your life. God will work everything out for your good. He will personalize your journey to the point that you will look back on your troubled times and say “thank God, you were there all of the time.”
The Lord has promised never to leave nor forsake you and He is reshaping you so that you become more and more like Him every day. You are more than a conqueror because of the power that is within you. Don’t lean to your own understanding trying to figure out what God is up to. Trust Him and know that He loves you with an everlasting love and the work that He is doing in you will be completed. Your momentary afflictions are preparing you for what is to come. Do not be moved by your circumstances. While you are on this earth, things will continue to change because they are all temporary. The things that concern God, the things that He is working hard to change in you, cannot be seen but know that they are the most important because they are eternal.
After you have been tried, will God find your faith to be as good as gold?