Tim York

life, liberty, and the pursuit of Jesus

I can’t do it!

   Why do we insist on trying to fix things ourselves?  That is a huge question because, even though I know better, I still continue to tryand  fix things in my own strength when I know a can’t.  Our God, the Creator of Heaven and earth, wants us to fully rely on Him.  One example in scripture is a guy named Job who had some horrible things happen in his life.  There was nothing that Job could do in his own strength to fix his problems and he knew that.  Through all of it he never did curse or blame God for what was going wrong and when Job’s friends suggested it he refused.  Instead he went to God in prayer and interceded for his friends.  When Job decided to intercede for his friends that is when things began to turn around for him.  I like The Message version of it because it uses that word “intercede”.   Job 42:10 “10 After Job had interceded for his friends, God restored his fortune—and then doubled it!”

 

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