In Jesus Christ, we have a redeemer, who sustains, helps and protect us In times of crisis. He is always ready to rescue us. In our scripture readings for today, we learn about Job and the crisis he went though. But in all these, Job looked to the Lord and from the depth of his pain, and anguish, he lifted up his eyes and said, Lord you are my redeemer and I know you will redeem me.
First of all, we learn that in times of crisis we must make this redeemer the focus of hope. In times of crisis, when humans flee from you, make God your redeemer. In times of crisis, we should remember that we have a God who cares and will provide. Job had a living hope. A working hope, a radical hope that there is God. He depended on this arm of hope and was never disappointed. If God had mercy and rescued Job, then he will save us too.
Secondly, in times of crisis, remember that the God of all grace will establish and strengthen you. Make this God your divine redeemer and he will not forsake you. If you make God your redeemer, he establishes, strengthens and restores you.
Let us remember that after the crisis, the Lord himself comes to our aid and restores us. God's restoration comes in several in folds. As Christians, it is our prayer that God will fixes whatever problems we face in life. May the God of all grace redeem, restore, lift up, and provide for you in and after our crisis.
In Joel 2:25, the bible assures us that "And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you."
When the time of restoration comes, God redeems his promise and glorifies. My prayer is that as we enter a new month, may the Lord remember us as reveal himself wondrously in all our dealings.
I don't know how hot the fire is but one thing I know is we have a God who can step into the situation and restore us. He never sleep nor slumber. He is always at work in our lives. No matter the set backs, God is ready to speak to your situation. Always know that our Redeemer lives.
Do not glorify satan but rather lift your hands and declare that indeed, our redeemer lives. The sufferings may come but after a little while, God will establish us, strengthen us and restore us. As Christians, we must always proclaim this and see if God will not rescue us and deliver us of all our burdens.
Put him to the test and God will put a new song, testimony in our mouth. We have a redeemer who lives.