Shine On, Friend!

September 20, 2014

“He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.” {Job 8:21}

Life is full of disappointments, stress and pain, but we have a promise that amidst our deepest valleys, there is One who will fill our mouth with laughter and give us JOY from deep within!

I know many of you are experiencing some extremely challenging times. You’ve lost jobs, lost loved ones, or received bad news about someone you love.  A spouse walked out, you’ve been diagnosed with a disease that has no cure, or you’ve even lost a piece of yourself amidst your pain.  Think of Job. He had everything. God had blessed him abundantly… then he lost it all.

What was Job’s response to his loss?

Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him” {Job 13:15}

Did Job deny his anguish and pretend his journey was “peachy keen”? Absolutely not! He bore his soul to God, crying out for mercy, and with anguish, he begged for deliverance from his affliction.

Us, my friend, are called to do the same thing; to pour our hearts out to our Loving Father, who knows our hearts and longs to comfort us when we are hurting.

Amidst Job’s affliction he found these words:

“Look, I go forward, but He is not there,
And backward, but I cannot perceive Him;
When He works on the left hand, I cannot behold Him;
When He turns to the right hand, I cannot see Him.
But He knows the way that I take;
When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.
My foot has held fast to His steps;
I have kept His way and not turned aside.
I have not departed from the commandment of His lips;
I have treasured the words of His mouth
More than my necessary food.”
{Job 23:8-12}

Friend, when we hit our knees and pour our hearts out to God, He hears us! Often we do not see His hand at work, no matter what we do. Sometimes He doesn’t heal us, sometimes He doesn’t give us what we’re asking for and sometimes He allows more pain than we ever thought we could endure…

But He is always, always there.

He is REFINING us.

He is MOLDING us.

He is HOLDING us.

And when He is done, we will Shine like the Son, for His righteousness will shine through us like never before & we will behold his glory, in everything we do and say.

He IS our Redeemer.

He IS our Provider.

He IS our Everything.

May you cling to His promises, without seeing them come to fruition.

May you allow His JOY to deeply root within your heart, so His joy radiates within your smile.

Shine on, my friend, the Son is within you, Shine on!

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  1. Mary on September 20, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    Oh, to be a Job and trust the Lord in everything even when we see no light at the end of the tunnel! He is Faithful even when I am not all i should be. Thanking and praising Him this morning for all He does for me each and every day.

  2. Barbie on September 20, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    I adore you. These words are fresh balm to my weary soul. Thank you for your love and care towards me.

    • Satin P on October 9, 2014 at 1:11 AM

      Thank you, Sweet Friend! Your words mean so much to me! xo

  3. Mary Gemmill on September 20, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    I am over-whelmed with grief concerning a family member….but your words today came as a powerful reminder there is ONE who is bigger than all the trials,,,I just want to THANK you. I read many blogs, but yours is one of the top few with solid gold content,,, I have come to really appreciate your ministry Satin!
    I’m Mary, a much older lady, from New Zealand, prayigf down blessings upon YOU. precious lady.

    • Satin P on October 9, 2014 at 1:10 AM

      Thank you for your kind words. Lifting you up in prayer as you walk through this time of grief-for Jesus to comfort & carry you. Thank you for your continued love, support & prayers on this journey!

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Satin is a writer, wife and stepmom encouraging others through the hard days, bringing the Scriptures alive through life-application and drawing them closer to Jesus.

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