Monday, August 22, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 August 22

After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day. And Job spake, and said, Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived. Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it. Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months. Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein. Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning. Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day: Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes. Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly? Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck? For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest (Job 3:1-13)

Today’s Morsel: I heard a man once say that he was having so much trouble that if he had any more trouble come his way, he was going to change his name to Trouble.  One of the things about suffering with illness is we can lose our focus if we try to answer the why question to everyone that asks us what is happening to us.  God is sovereign and He is not obligated to tell us what He is doing.  Therefore, we should not try to give an answer to everyone that asks us about our problems. When Job began to suffer and listen to his friends he lost focus.  So let me encourage you today, when things start going sour for you don’t focus on it.  Instead, keep your mind stayed on Jesus and He will keep you in perfect peace.

Sing: I’ve got my mind made up to serve the Lord.  I’ve got my mind made up to serve the Lord. I've got my mind made up to serve the Lord.  I’ve got my mind made up to serve the Lord.

Thought For Today: “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength” (Isaiah 26:3-4).

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