The Struggle

November 3, 2006

The Struggle

Job 19:26 “And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.”

Every now and then, we all find ourselves caught up in what can be called “the struggle.” When the job is bringing more mayhem than money, we’re in “the struggle.” When the doctor is giving a report that is not from heaven, we’re in “the struggle.” When our relationships are falling apart and friends are falling away, we’re in “the struggle.”

One person who knew the struggle well was Job. Several things went wrong for him. He lost his family and finances, but to make matters more trying, his body was attacked as well. His physical suffering was so bad that he could not even sleep restfully (Job 7 :4-5). It’s pretty safe to say that the brother was deep within the struggle.

Yet during his trying time, he proclaimed, “And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.” At some point, he decided to see God, even if his flesh “wasn’t cooperating” to reach the vision. Even though his body was saying, “this hurts, let’s quit, we don’t need to move on,” his spirit was saying, “Look! We will see God, in spite of all of this! And we will see Him on this side of life!”

If we are determined enough, we, too, won’t have to wait to get into glory to see God show up. The struggle of life is not about our feelings; it’s about His faithfulness, and this truth is what Job realized. You see, no matter how much the situation hurts, what it looks like, or how bad people tell us it is, we need to be just “dog-gone” determined to see God! If the truth be told, the only thing that’s going to keep you from seeing God is you!

Therefore, pursue God with everything you’ve got because He’s closer than you think. Lay hold of His promises and know that He has given you visions, dreams, and goals that only He can fulfill. Now believe that God will do what He said He was going to do and proclaim the following:

“Earth suit, you need to line up with the word of God! I speak health over you right now, and every rogue cell must align itself with God’s word in the name of Jesus. Sickness, you’ve got to leave right now because this body and I have work to do. We have kingdom business to accomplish. We have dreams to fulfill and ideals to make real. Therefore, I speak out my destiny and proclaim that I will see God show up as He desires to. I will see God do the impossible, the impractical, and the inconceivable for me, for this is His nature and this is the everyday to Him. He has ordained that I be whole, and I receive this blessing and promise in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”