The test of Isaac’s faith was whether he would pass on the “promissory note” to his children. We ONLY pass on the things we truly believe in.
His life wasn’t making sense anymore, but Job wasn’t about to leave God and Job wasn’t going to pretend he understood what God was doing.
It might seem that God isn’t answering our prayers, but that does not mean we should give up and it does not mean we should look for help anywhere else. Eventually, God will answer. He might not answer in the way we expect, and the time may seem long from our human perspective. But He WILL answer.
Lord strengthen me so I will not disappoint You… again
Despite the damage sin does to us spiritually and physically, the Blood of Jesus Christ washes us clean and makes us new. From human eyes, it might not look like much, but we have everything we need to build up our spiritual wall of salvation…
We keep fighting temptation, because intensely hot and intensively corrosive environments are necessary to produce true diamonds and true saints.
For the Christian, Faith is the compass that points the way to God and Hope is the sustenance for the journey. The closer we get to God, the more strength we have to keep going. Hope gives us energy; it builds our muscles and it keeps our Christian life in tune.