Believe it or not, I have been waiting for this week of the Word Wednesday Challenge, the week when Job finally shows up on the rotation. Know what else? I’m even going King James this week. (I know. Blows your mind, doesn’t it?)
Job 13:15a (KJV)–Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is one of my all time, rock solid, top of the heap, favorite verses in the entire Bible. (I’ll pause while all of you say, “Huh?”) This verse has made me cry, made me smile, challenged me, and brought me as close to face-to-face with God as I am ever likely to be on this earth.
Why? Because this is the core of who I want to be. This is the verse I strive to attain. No, I’m pretty sure I’m not there yet, but I long to be. I want to be the kind of person who says, “No matter what happens, no matter how bad it gets, I will always trust God. Even if He kills me, I’m still going to trust Him.” To me, this verse is the epitome of our faith, the highest point of the mountain, the closest relationship possible with God.
Am I saying I want to have a life like Job’s? Uhm, nobody wants a life like Job’s. But has God brought me face to face with this verse? There have been moments when I felt like the sword was at my throat, and He asked me, “Will you trust me?” When I didn’t get to go to the college of my choice because I was too sick to leave my house… When my Aunt Shirley died… When I knew my husband would deploy after September 11th… Those are the moments when I’ve had the choice to trust him or not. Did I pass each of those? Nope. I for sure failed one of them for about ten years. But, like Peter after his denial, God gave me another shot to get it right. He’s grace that way, you know. And oh, how I want to love Him more.
So, flip through Job and tell us what you see. As always, you can leave a comment here or blog about it and drop a link below. Love reading your comments every week! And be sure to check back tomorrow, when there will be a short announcement about how we will tackle Psalms for Word Wednesday!