Monday, October 17, 2011

Though He Slay Me

Job 13:15 is one of my personal 'having done all to stand, then stand' verses. It is a piece of the bedrock of my faith and I hold to it.

                                   "Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him"

Job is speaking to his friends and explaining to them that even though God would allow everything to be taken from him and even if God would take his life, he, Job, would still trust Him. That's faith!

It's easy to have faith in God when everything is hunky dorey, going great, all marshmallow fluff and posies. But what about the times when sickness comes or tragedy strikes, do you still have that faith? What will it take to shake your faith? Is it shakeable? 

"Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him" is an anchor verse. It's something to hold on to. It's unmovable, unshakeable faith in action. Can you say it? Even if God never blessed you again. Even if you lost everything that ever mattered to you. Even if everyone around you turned their backs on God, would you? Would you still be able to say: "yet will I trust Him"?

Can you take your hands off your life and be willing to trust Him with it? Are you willing to let go and allow God to have the Lordship of your life? The Word says 'in everything give thanks for this is the will of God', but do we really thank the Lord for the hardships we have to face? Most of the time, if we're honest, we don't. We like life to be easy and free of painful moments as much as possible but even when it isn't we can still have that deep faith that holds on to God when others would encourage you to curse Him and die or in other words: give up. 

Job said 'naked I came into this world and naked I will leave', meaning that he came into this world with nothing and will leave with nothing as well. And that's true, it happens to all of us. But the one difference is our faith in God. When you get to the point in your life, like Job was, where material possessions mean nothing, you realize that the one true thing you can have and count on is your faith in the Lord. He will always be there for you. He will never leave you. You are never alone if you trust Him.

"Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him". God will take care of you even when it looks impossible. Even when you don't know what the outcome of your problem will be, He will take care of you. Job knew this. Job knew that God loved him and that all he had to do was trust in the Lord and the Lord would provide for him and care for him. 

Job held on to his Anchor, the One and Only True God. The King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Jehovah-jireh, our Provider. I pray that you will be able to stand with Job and say 'though He slay me, yet will I trust Him' and put your whole trust in Him today. God bless.


  1. a thought provoking post, thanks for sharing, mama!!!
    may ur water brook of knowledge never run dry....

  2. " Praise the Lord.....another precious word you have shared & oh so true !!!! God Bless You Laurie & Your Family Too !!!!! " Hugs ~ Pat ~

  3. " Yes, though He Slay me, Yet will I Trust Him....What an Awesome God We Serve, Was So Worth Reading again, Thanks, God Bless " <3