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”God disciplines people with pain on their sickbeds, with ceaseless aching in their bones. They lose their appetite for even the most delicious food.“
Job 33:19-20 NLT

The literal translation of this scripture would read ‘God disciplines someone even on their sickbed’ or ‘someone may be chastened on the bed of pain’. In other words, it is to be understood that God does not author evil, but can turn the evil which has come to serve for good, something beneficial to us.

With that in mind, I will borrow the cliché: when God needed to create fish he turned the sea, when he had to create birds he turned to the sky but when he had to create man he turned to himself. God is therefore our natural habitat, and just as fish dies outside of water and birds are bound outside of open skies, so do we die outside of the confines of God’s love, presence and guidance. He is our natural habitat.

The place of vulnerability is a place of recognizing need. It is a place of expressing need and accepting to be seen in an instant of no control. Although there has to be wisdom applied to it when it comes to sharing it with fellow men, when it comes to God this should be a consistent posture for there never is a time we don’t need God.

This is why some of the greatest conversion stories you will ever hear came in times of great pain, great loss, near death experiences, things that cause the heart’s depth to cry out for its maker.

The good news child of God is you don’t have to wait until things are bad. He is your ever present help in time of need, and when you call He answers. If anyone can be trusted to steward your vulnerabilities well, it is Christ that died for you. Will you accept Him today?

If you have never given your life to Jesus Christ, and you feel that this is the perfect time, pray this prayer:

“Lord Jesus, I thank you because you died for my sins and you were raised for my glory. Today, I receive you as my Lord and Savior. I am born again. Amen.”


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