by Heather Tietz
“But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives. In the end, he will stand upon the earth. Whom I, even I, will see on my side. My eyes will see, and not as a stranger.”
Job 19:25, 27
Job speaks on behalf of the afflicted. He is the poster boy for suffering. Job was a righteous man who suffered the loss of possessions, family and health. He recognized that the Almighty allowed all this, and that God alone had the all-knowing right to give and take away. God in turn rewarded Job’s faith. God brought him tremendous blessing; He doubled all that Job had before.
The great grandmother of Jesus, Ruth, also suffered great loss when both her husband and father-in-law died. At that time, losing the man of the household, meant losing your income, and gaining a struggle to care for yourself and your family. But, Ruth didn’t resolve to waste away, she offered her life to her mother-in-law who was suffering too. God blessed Ruth. He gave her a kind, wealthy kinsman redeemer and a child.
Have you been victimized, unjustly suffered loss, like Job or Ruth? There is a redeemer for you too. He lives. He is not only Love, but He is Justice as well. He will right the wrongs of your world one day. Be patient. Trust that there is a plan at work for the good of those that love Him. Hang in there. Hang on God. He cares for you too.