THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Seek, Trust and Remember!
Sometimes Eliphaz says ridiculous things, but one can occasionally find gems of truth even in the words of a simpleton. Though his premise is wrong, his exhortation, and exaltation of the Almighty, are ridiculously precise:
“But as for me, I would seek God, and to God I would commit my cause—Who does great things, and unsearchable, marvelous things without number" (Job 5:8–9).
What is your cause? Have you been slandered? Treated unjustly or unfairly? Have you been bullied, or maligned in some way? Has someone let you down? Do you feel lonely, abused, forgotten or abandoned? Or, like Job, has an unexpected tidal wave of misfortune suddenly rocked your world leaving strewn devastation?
Listen! Don't take matters into your own hands. The best--and only--thing you should do at this point is turn to God and seek Him. He is the One who gives true solace, guidance and comfort. Has God not done wonders in your life? Has He not proven Himself as a faithful Rock throughout the Scriptures? Is He not worthy of your trust?
This is where the rubber meets the road, and faith is put into practice. Take Eliphaz' advice and do these three simple things: 1) seek God in your moment of need, 2) trust and commit your cause to Him, and 3) worship God and remember those marvelous things He has done, and allow Him to prove Himself faithful to you again and again and again!