Testing in Transition

Testing in Transition

“After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. And so Job died, an old man and full of years.” – Job 42:16,17 I want to encourage you with the truth that the Lord is not finished writing the story of your difficult seasons yet. While it’s hard to imagine what good could emerge from immense pain, it’s important to remember that we serve a Savior who promises to restore everything that we’ve lost and give us even more, whether here or in the life to come.  Job, who lost all his worldly possessions, loved ones, and relationships — yet refused to curse God — died an old man whose good fortune was restored with even more. Likewise, the Apostle Paul, though he gave up his position as a prestigious Pharisee, was called into the service of His Lord

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Testing in Transition

“After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. And so Job died, an old man and full of years.” – Job 42:16,17 Every week at Shepherd’s Grove and Hour of Power, we begin our service by saying the Creed of the Beloved, in which we affirm that we are not what we do, not what we have, and not what people say about us. Honestly, if ever our ability to believe those words has been tested, it’s in the first half of 2020. In a season of lockdown and quarantine, many of us lost a great deal of what we had worked for years to build, and others faced huge disappointments in the wake of cancelled plans. That said, as we begin to pick up the pieces and attempt to move forward, I know a lot of us

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