Questions may roll! Does God TRULY Know ALL things?
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who Love Him. James 1:12
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when His glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because The Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer (E·vil·do·er/ˈēvəlˌdo͞oər/noun: A person who commits profoundly immoral and malevolent deeds.)
or as a meddler (A busybody, do-gooder, meddler, or marplot is someone who meddles in the affairs of others.) Isaiah 5:20 says, “Whoa to those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness.” In other words, do not rejoice in iniquity. Bad news travels quickly! … But God says, as Christian people we never rejoice in the iniquity or misfortune of others. That’s not what love does.
Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let them not be ashamed, but let them glorify God in that NAME. 1 Peter 4:12-19
The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and The Lord tests hearts. Proverbs 17:3
In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of The Lord, nor be weary when reproved by Him. For The Lord disciplines the one He Loves, and chastises every one whom He receives.” It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as his offspring. For what child is there whom their father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not true believers. Hebrews 12:4-11
Joseph was tried in his days… sold as a slave, imprisoned as an adulterer, abandoned in jail by the one he prophesied would return to serve the pharoah… https://www.google.com/amp/s/onlysaviorjesus.wordpress.com/2019/03/17/genesis-40-forgotten-in-prison/amp/
We read of king David – he was tested and tried… https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.oneforisrael.org/amp/bible-based-teaching-from-israel/bible-teachings/god-trained-david-extraordinary-king/
Ezekiel: “Son of man, with one blow I am about to take away from you the delight of your eyes. Yet do not lament or weep or shed any tears. Groan quietly; do not mourn for the dead. Keep your turban fastened and your sandals on your feet; do not cover the lower part of your face or eat the customary food of mourners.” So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died. The next morning I did as I had been commanded. Ezek 24:16-18 NIV)
Isaiah went through his trials to teach us about The glory of God, Amen. https://www.ibelieve.com/slideshows/10-powerful-verses-from-isaiah-to-help-you-fight-fear-and-find-hope-in-jesus.html
We do not even have to mention Job! The events in his life are a testimony of God’s AWESOMENESS!!!
It is important to believers that they make good choices in their lives and try to relieve suffering. In times of suffering, beliievers may turn to the Book of Job where God allows Satan to test Job. Satan suggests that Job would not worship God if God did not protect him.
Job appears faithful without direct knowledge of God and without demands for special attention from God, even for a cause that all others would declare to be just. And the text gives an allusion to Job 28:28: “And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding”.
The true moral of the book of Job is that we must trust God even though we don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes in our life. … We must trust God, not only WHEN we do not understand, but BECAUSE we do not understand. The psalmist tells us, “As for God, His way is perfect” Psalm 18:30
We could go on and on… The Word of God in Jesus was hung on a tree. This as everything in our existence has purpose and a meaning.
And we know that God causes ALL things to work together for good to those who Love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
The end has been seen, The Story told!
We all have a purpose/reason. Find it, live it, be it! Amen.