overcoming trials

Stepping Inside Job’s Shoes

Lessons Learned from My Sickness Part 11: Stepping Inside Job’s Shoes

Our family is very grateful that trials coming our way made us closer to each other and made our faith stronger in the Lord.

Our family is very grateful that trials coming our way made us closer to each other and made our faith stronger in the Lord.

Gina, one of my younger sisters, greatly comforted me when the doctor revealed to me my sickness.

She’s a school teacher at Sum-ag, Bacolod City at present.

Many years ago, she encountered a very severe trial.

Her husband was run-over by an 18 wheeler truck resulting in his sudden death. She became a very young widow with 3 very young children.

How did she cope with the tragedy? She stepped inside Job’s shoes.

This is her testimony of God’s goodness, which also comforted and strengthened me. What does “stepping inside Job’s shoes” entail?

  1. Being aware that God has chosen you to be tested. Have you seen my servant Job? Test him. God is mighty proud of Job. If you are under severe trial, God is making you his showcase.
  2. Being aware that God is highly confident that like Job, we can surpass these tests. God is very sure of Job’s faith, that he will not waver while facing trials.
  3. Being aware that God is right there at Job’s side monitoring the whole thing. God didn’t abandon Job.
  4. Being aware that God did strengthen Job and greatly blessed and rewarded him after he has passed the test!

These convictions strengthened Gina’s resolve to overcome her fiery trials.

She declared, “I will not only pass these tests. I will pass these tests with flying colors!”

Our family is very grateful that trials coming our way made us closer to each other and made our faith stronger in the Lord. Good day everyone!

Posted on FB: 6 March 2015 – 12:42 PM

Jaro Evangelical Church

About the Author

Rev. Ronny Luces was the Minister for Administration and Community Service of Jaro Evangelical Church (JEC), Iloilo City, Philipines. He, his wife, Martha and daughter, Ronamae have been with JEC’s ministry since 1994.

Pastor Ronny graduated from Central Philippine University College of Theology in 1985 and was pastor of several Baptist churches.

In January 2015, after tests and two long hospital confinements, Pastor Ronny got the word he had lung cancer. He underwent chemotherapy.

Praying for healing and going through all the medical processes, Pastor Ronny started writing his reflections “Lessons Learned from My Sickness.”

On 9 July 2015, Pastor Ronny rested his earthly life.

May Pastor Ronny’s series of reflections and meditations strengthen your hope and faith as you go through your own life’s battles.

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