Sunday, May 29, 2011

Seeking God

"But as for me, I would seek God, And to God I would commit my cause—" (Job 5:8 NKJV) Job's friends suggest that he turn to God for help because their single belief was that Job had sinned, Job is being punished by God for his sins, and therefore must repent and turn to God for forgiveness, repentance, and compassion. Only God alone can remove Job's suffering. Here's the thing. Yes, God does discipline us because we are His children, He loves us, and He wants us to be the best we can be. But God also gave us free will, and under free will we are responsible for the consequences of our actions, not God. Therefore there is not one single cause for our sufferings. Life is complicated. The good thing is no matter the cause of our sufferings, we can ALWAYS seek God, turn to Him, and "commit our cause." God does have the power to ease our sufferings, and often does...but not always. Sometimes He says yes, sometimes no, sometimes not yet, and sometimes not completely. But, whatever God's answer it's always in our best interest, because He loves us, and it's always good to seek Him out and "commit our cause." Love, Beau