Relentless-The Job Story

Photo by Musa Ortau00e7 on

One of my favorite stories in the bible is found in the book of Job. He had houses, he had ten children, he had a wife, he had servants, he had wealth, he had good health, he had renown, he had respect, he had faith and hope. Yet in one day Job lost his wealth, he lost his servants, he lost his houses and he lost his ten children. If that was not enough, soon after that he lost his good health, his wife (she told him to curse God and die), and he suffered with a disease that seemingly had no known cure at the time. His friends, other family members and neighbors no longer respected him and sincerely believed that he was being punished by God for some unknown sin or sins. And yet he never lost his faith and hope in God.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word relentless as “showing or promising no abatement of severity, intensity, strength, or pace.” Job’s suffering was without a doubt…relentless…with seemingly no end in sight!

Photo by on

The entire book of Job describes the devil’s attempts to destroy Job’s hope and faith in God by relentlessly attacking and murdering the persons he loved and removing the possessions he owned. The book describes Job’s efforts to try to come to terms with his trials and the comfort his friends tried to give him. However his friends though well-intentioned also believed that he was deserving of his suffering.

In the end God revealed Himself to Job, not by providing explanations but instead by showing Job who He, the Almighty God, was and is. Job’s wealth, fame, servants, respect, and family with ten more children were restored! And Job lived many many many more years. He definitely got his happily ever after! While satan was relentless in his desire to destroy Job, Job was also relenteless in his hope and faith in God.

According to the bible, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” Hebrews 11:1. Faith and hope are linked together, we can’t have one without the other. So really now how can things not seen have substance? After all, if it is not seen, how can it be substantive?

What is the substance that you are not seeing, that will be evident in your future? I believe, if you are reading this blog…I believe that God has already given you that faith and that you are already believing in that substance. God knows the plans for your life and His Words are always true. Your story is not yet finished. Wait on the Lord. Be relentless in your faith and hope in Him. Let Him orchestrate and write the “happily ever after” of your life.

Habbukuk 2:3 – “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry”.

Photo by Olya Kobruseva on

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s