Use Me Lord
Even Make Me Suffer
We have touched on so much about suffering through this series. Today is just as amazing. R.C. Sproul Jr. first talks about the patience of Job in hearing his “friends” trying to help him during his suffering. How their explanation is that Job caused his own suffering because of his sins. We know that is wrong by going back and reading the first chapter in Job. How God gave permission to Satan to cause the pain Job was going through. Really it was a battle between God and Satan why Job was experiencing misery.
Now we come to the man born blind and Jesus’ disciples questions. They asked Jesus if it was the man’s parents or his own sin that caused the blindness? We are back to blaming the person for something God brought about. For something our Abba Daddy had a whole different reason for the suffering. Jesus answered them No. He could have stopped there, He did not owe them an explanation. Especially after all the teachings and study they have done being so close to their Lord. They must have learned from Him about Job’s suffering.
But, by the grace of God, Jesus did explain more. After healing the man, He explained that the man was blind so His glory could be demonstrated through him. What?! All those years of begging, of mistreatment because of his blindness was all for God to make a point through him? But, think of it, our creator, or loving Father used this blind man to show others His powers. With this knowledge are you willing to say use me Lord?
use me Lord
For me I am, but to go through so much suffering I need Him to go through it with me. I need His strength, His hope, His love, His wisdom. As we allow Him to use us through our suffering we find a joy that only He can give us even though our circumstances dictate otherwise.
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