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 and gained a life full of miraculous power and adventures the likes of which he could not have imagined prior to meeting Jesus. Both of these men had to endure testing in the time of transition in order to move into the fullness of their God-authored story, and the same is true for us today. 

My friend, you are in a time of transition because the Holy Spirit is birthing something new in your life. Just as a baby doesn’t crown without the pains of labor, your next season is born through struggle and a willingness to embrace the suffering that refines you. Even if you find yourself kicking, screaming, and throwing your fists up at God, His faithfulness will not be changed by your emotions, and He will continue working out His good plan for your life. Your Heavenly Father is all-sufficient, sovereign, and all-knowing; He sees the beginning from the end, and nothing can uproot His right course for your future.


Jesus, help me to trust you, even though my current loss is great.


Do you sense that you are in a season of transition? If so, what is God teaching you?

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6 Responses

  1. Thank you, Rev. Bobby for keeping the Hour Of Power alive! My wife and Ive been watching ur show for 30 years

  2. I am going through difficult health issues. Always wondered how Job went through his! I wonder why the Lord is not hearing my prayers. Thank you for your encouragement.

  3. I’m wondering is God also teaching me something, this year I lost my daughter to cancer age 40 with four beautiful children, she was a teacher herself, starting a religious club to the public High school where she worked and many Students joined, I just am having a hard time wondering why?

  4. Brian

    I don’t mind it’s much now going through struggles as I get older, but
    I think as humans we would be far more accommodating to the struggles AND GOD’s plan
    if God demonstrated that he cares in a tangible way !! toward us way more than he does
    just saying that he cares and not demonstrating it in our lives is meaningless

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