Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face. Job 13:15 NIV
Job’s words, “Thought he slay me, yet will I hope in him;” shows someone who has complete trust in the LORD. Can we trust in the LORD when life isn’t good to us? When our world has gone upside down, can we still trust in Him? I think of Joseph. He had a very comfortable home with a father who doted on him. His world was turned upside down when his brothers sold him as a slave. He had no control over his circumstances, yet he chose to do the best he could. Then he gets accused of something he didn’t do and is sent to prison. Then his hopes are raised when he interrupts dreams for two of Pharaoh’s workers. His hopes become dim when several years go by. The day finally comes when he is released from prison. Beyond all expectations, he was made prime minister. His trust in the LORD brought him through years of pain. We don’t always know why certain things happen to us. If we keep our trust in the LORD, everything will work out in His time.