“Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.”
When a person is being interrogated by an enemy, many times they will perform horrible acts upon them to bring them to the breaking point so that they can get the information from them that they want. When you hear of the horrific acts that were performed upon the martyrs, a person can only admire that these people moved their breaking point past death. These martyrs, with the help of God, trusted that God would help them endure the suffering of their death. They truly proved that they had no breaking point in this life.
The verse above is interesting in that Job was saying that he had no breaking point. You must understand that everything had already been taken from him but his life. Job had lost his wealth, transportation, job, children, friends, health, and his wife had given up on him and told him to curse God so he could die. Yet, in all this Job did not break and continued to trust God. Job affirmed in the verse above that it didn’t matter what else could be placed upon him, he said that he would trust God to his death. He understood that the only thing left was his life, and he made it clear that even if he lost his life that he would not break and stop trusting God.
Christian, what is your breaking point? Could you lose all and still serve the LORD? That is what Job did. Even when it came down to his last possession, his life, he still made it clear that he was going to trust God. Too many Christians break and stop serving the LORD because they think it’s too tough, yet you can look around and see that there are others who have lost more than they who are still serving the LORD. You must decide that there is no breaking point to your trust and service to God.
Will you allow finances to be your breaking point? When finances get a little low, do you start griping and quit on God? Christian, when you lose it all financially God can still take care of you, and He will if you continue to trust in Him.
Is family your breaking point? Job lost all of his children and even his wife, yet he continued to trust God. When your family turns on you, are you going to continue to serve the LORD? There must come a point in your life when God becomes greater than family. This doesn’t mean that you don’t love your family, but family will turn on you at some point because they don’t understand why you would serve God in the manner that you do. Don’t let family be your breaking point.
Furthermore, don’t let possessions be your breaking point. Too many Christians are so wrapped up in possessions that when God takes them away they quit on God. Don’t let that be your breaking point. If you lose your transportation and home, keep serving the LORD. If you lose some of your prized possessions, keep serving the LORD.
You may wonder how you can lose all and not break. The answer is that you must focus on the Person you will never lose, God. When everything else is gone, God will still be there. That is how you keep from breaking when you lose it all. When family forsakes you, God is there. When health is gone, God is there. When finances have flown away, God is there. When everything in this world seems to be gone, you can count on the fact that God will still be there. If you keep your focus on God and not on possessions or people, then no matter what comes your way you will continue to serve the LORD. Keeping your eyes on God is the only way you will keep you serving the LORD when you lose it all.