“The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys.” (Job 42:12)
It is good to wait for the right thing at the right time. Life can bring an abundance of opportunities to respond in various ways. Hasty actions can lead to wrong decisions. Patience wins the day. Waiting will get the proper response and lead to abundance. It takes wisdom to understand. One can rush into many things purchases, career choices, and even relationships. Relationships need special attention. Time allows for the true character of a person to come out or for one to realize the character issues were there all along.
The Holy Bible speaks about a man named Job. He went through some things. His character was tested. He remained loyal to the Holy God and worshiped Him regardless. He did not allow anyone even his wife to deter him. He kept on believing and stayed steadfast in his faith. He was rewarded for it. His persevering character obtained the victory and success. He came out with his relationship to the living God in tact. He is even mentioned by future generations in the book of James.
Jesus calls believers to wait on Him. He is the author and finisher of their faith. He has made promises that are being kept and has those to come in the future. The future is ahead and has many opportunities. One must wait for the blessings. The most anticipated blessing is the coming of Jesus again. He will come with the clouds and gather all the believers together. It will be the greater blessing over everything on earth. Faith will need to persevere over challenges and obstacles, but God is with the believers. He is also in them via the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the Counselor and assists the believers in cultivating their faith in the true living God.
Believers keep the faith because the blessed, Jesus, is coming!
“As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” (James 5:11)