This morning was another Spurgeon-encouraged journey into reflections on pain and suffering in my life. It was good.......
Job 22:21 in a variety of translations:
'Yield now (Become one with Him; Acquaint yourself with Him; Submit to God) and be at peace; thereby good will come to you.'
Yield. Become one with. Acquaint. Submit.
I yield to You. Whatever You want, I will yield. Whatever You ask, I will do.
I don't want to be in pain. But I am. Please use it to acquaint me with You.
I want to be able to "do." But I can't. Please use it to bring submission to You.
I struggle with independence, self-sufficiency. Please use this in the journey of becoming one with You. Conformed to Your image.
I struggle with rebelling against what I know You would have me do. Please use this to bring submission.
And if my infirmities never change, oh how hard, but if they don't, that I would receive Your Father-love and bask in Your faithfulness and grace. That I would know better the deity and humanity of you, Jesus --Your friendship, Brotherhood and Husbanding. And that I would come to know You, Holy Spirit -- and Your order, illumination, instruction, comfort and sanctifying -- in deeper ways.
Oh, 3-in-1, I yield. I submit. I wait on You. I sit before You and seek to acquaint myself with You, become one with You, and being at peace, watch for the good that will come to me. Good of Your choosing.