Gold From the Darkness

Michael Beck

“But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold” (Job 23:10)

Job had an excellent case. He was innocent from the get-go. His problem was that he did not always “quietly” wait for the Lord’s salvation. His soul was so vexed and perplexed and anxious for answers that he made the mistake of baring his inner turmoil to the wrong people.

We have heard of the patience of Job and we have seen his end. We know that eventually God vindicated him and gave him twice as much as he had before. Joy came in the morning, but the long, dark night tried him in an excruciating manner.

God knows how good a case we have. He knows how He wants to bring resolution to any situation. He knows what He is wanting to accomplish in us and outside of us while we wait for the dawn. None of us, not even saintly Job, are very good patients without God’s help. He would develop in us a meek and quiet spirit. He would increase our trust in Him as we entrust all things into His hands. He would grow us in the fruit of His Spirit which is peace. You don’t have to know now what you will know later. Answers are for another day; peace is for today.

Let it be enough that the Lord knows and that He is in control. He surely knows the way that you take, and if you trust and quietly wait on Him, when you come forth, you will not only have found gold, you will be as gold.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.