My Redeemer Lives

But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives. In the end, he will stand upon the earth. After my skin is destroyed, then I will see God in my flesh, whom I, even I, will see on my side. My eyes will see, and not as a stranger. Job 19:25-27 WEB.

The book of Job is the oldest in the Bible, except for the first ten chapters of Genesis. Wealth in this book was still measured in livestock. Yet, even then, Job already knew that there was life beyond the natural. Job said that after his skin was destroyed, he would see God with his own eyes.

When Job went through horrible circumstances, like losing his ten children, all of his wealth, and then his health, he held fast to this hope. Job held tightly to his faith during his darkest hours. Later, it was all restored double. The end of his life was better than the beginning.

Know today that whatever this life may hand you, there is something beyond the trouble. There is something more important than what you are facing. This life is only temporary and not the final destination for us. Even death is not the end for believers but merely a transition.

If you cannot get the workload done, it will be OK. Just do your best and don't be stressed. It doesn't have eternal consequences. When you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders, stop a moment and ask for the Lord's help. Jesus said that His yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matthew 10:30). So what have we picked up that is so heavy?

Jesus said: "But take heed to yourselves and be on your guard, lest your hearts be overburdened and depressed (weighed down) with the giddiness and headache and nausea of self-indulgence, drunkenness, and worldly worries and cares pertaining to [the business of] this life" (Luke 21:34 AMP).

So the cares of this world, the business of life, are heavy and can be a headache. Lighten up, look at the big picture, and I mean eternity. What eternal value does this current project have? Live a little, laugh a little, and take a moment during the day to tell the Father that you love Him. Do it with a thankful smile. He will still be on the throne whether you meet that deadline or not, for our Redeemer lives.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please bring Your balance to my life. Please help me take life one day at a time and remove this burden from my shoulders. My help comes from the Lord. I have put my trust in God. What can man do to me? Walk with me today, Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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