Saturday, November 18, 2017

Daily Devotion: When Everything Goes Wrong

Bible Reading: Job 30:19-31

Key Verse: Verse 26 – “When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness."

Key Words: When I looked for good

Have you ever experienced times in your life when it seemed as if nothing was going right? That’s where Job is. He has lost everything—his possessions, his livelihood, his home. His wife was telling him to curse God and die. His friends were accusing him of untruths. Everything was going wrong.

If we stay faithful to God, it will all work out for God’s glory and our good in the end (Job 42:12).

Somerset Maugham, the English writer, once wrote a story about a janitor at St. Peter’s Church in London. One day, a young vicar discovered that the janitor was illiterate and fired him. Jobless, the man invested his meager savings in a tiny business shop, where he prospered, bought another, expanded and ended up with a chain of business stores worth several hundred thousand dollars. One day the man’s banker said, “You’ve done well for an illiterate, but where would you be if you could read and write?” “Well,” replied the man, “I’d be janitor of St. Peter’s Church in Neville Square.”

When everything is going wrong, hang on and have faith. Things will change!

What to do:
✞ Have faith. It’s easy to do in the good times, but it’s faith through the hard times that pays the largest dividends!

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