Read Dr. David Jeremiah Daily Devotional for today July 4 2023: The Conquering Grace
SCRIPTURE: Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?-Job 2:10
How many question marks arise in your soul? There are more than two hundred of them in the book of Job. Almost every chapter is filled with questions, and many of them are by Job himself, who was described as the most righteous person on earth (Job 1:8). His first question, however, demonstrated how his faith survived the darkness: “Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” (NIV)
Jesus warned us that we fill face troubles in this world, but be of good cheer! For He has overcome the world and all its troubles (John 16:33). He does all things well and works all things for good.
We often cannot understand what God is doing in our own or someone else’s life or why. Yet Christ is working in deep areas of our life beyond human eyesight and also in deep patterns of providential circumstances. When we can’t answer “Why?” we can certainly remember “Who.” We can place full trust in the Sovereign God who is always in control.
Faith is the conquering grace; this is what gives the victory; this is what crushes this tremendous foe…. How does faith overcome the world? By leading the believer to the cross of Jesus.