Theme: God Does Not Forsake His People
Text: “I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number.” – Job 5:8, 9.
Comment: Some people become so frustrated as to take extreme measures due to financial difficulties, problems in getting marital partners, difficulties in the marriage union such as childlessness, etc.; joblessness; failure in examinations, and so on. Some who fail their examinations, lose their partners, suffer failure in business, commit suicide. That is foolishness on their part. If one studies hard and effectively he or she should be able to pass by God’s grace. If one does not succeed today he could succeed tomorrow, God willing. But those who are not academically inclined could take to other professions. Many people who are well-off today were not bright in academics. However, no one should contemplate taking his life because of difficulties, as such a person would be adding sin to sin. No one created himself and no one has the right to take his own life or that of another. (Job 1:21) The belief in the providence of the Almighty God which instills in the believer the hope for a better tomorrow, is the basis of the Christian endeavour. God Almighty says, “Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.” – Isaiah 50:10.