“For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:”
Sometimes, what you know helps you to make it when you are going through times that you don’t understand. Job was in the middle of suffering the tragic events that happened in his life, and the one thing he could hold onto was what He knew about God. He didn’t know why his children died, but He did know that His redeemer was alive. He didn’t know why he was suffering with his health, but He did know that one day his suffering would end. He didn’t know why his friends would forsake him, but He did know that the LORD would win in the end. He didn’t know why he lost everything a person could lose, but he did know that one day he would see God. It was what he knew that helped him to face what he didn’t know.
I don’t know what you are facing today, but I do know some things that will help you in your times of heartache. Just like Job made it through the hardships of his life, you can also make it if you will focus on what you do know about the LORD. Let me share with you some things I know that will help you as you go through the heartaches you face in your life.
First, I know my redeemer is alive. Job said, “For I know that my redeemer liveth…” The importance of God being alive is that He is capable of conquering anything you face in life. You don’t have to go through it alone. You may not know what tomorrow holds, but you do know that your Redeemer lives. You may not know how you are going to get out of what you are facing, but you do know that your redeemer is alive. The knowledge that God is alive should be the comfort you need to know that you don’t face your trials alone.
Second, I know my redeemer is victorious. Job continued to say, “…and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:” You may not see how you are going to get to the victory stand, but knowing you are on the winning side should be enough to keep you going. You may face a lot between now and the victory, but knowing that God always wins is the one thing you can hold onto so that you can make it.
Third, I know Heaven is real. Job said that he knew one day worms would destroy his flesh, but he also knew that he would one day live in a new body in Heaven. No matter what you face in your flesh today, you can be assured that Heaven is real and that you will have a new body that won’t face the destruction that this present body faces.
Fourth, I know I will one day see God. Job said in verse 26, “And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:” It will be worth everything you do for Christ when you see God with your eyes. The greatest comfort the believer has is that one day you will see God with your own eyes. The flesh you live in may cause pain, and bring turmoil in your life, but you will one day see God and all heartache, sorrow and turmoil will then be gone.
Because I know these things, I know I can make it. Yes, you can make it through whatever you are facing today. I know what you face today may seem insurmountable, but you can make it if you will focus on what you do know and not on what you don’t know. You can live on the victory side if when living in the unknown you focus on Who you know. Your answer for victory is to keep your eyes on God.