“…Now, we must remember we may be more like Job than Joseph.  Joseph eventually got to see what God’s plan was.  Things came together and he could look back and see God working all along.  More of us, however, never get to see that much of God’s plan for our lives.  We are often like Job, who even at the end of the ordeal never is told what the reader knows, that Job’s trial was seen by the heavenly council and became the subject of one of the great literary works of the ages.  Most of us are neither like Joseph–who saw many of God’s reasons behind his suffering–nor like Job–who saw almost none of them.  It is likely we will see some, and perhaps a few more as the years go by.  But regardless of how much we are able to discern, like Joseph, we must trust God regardless.”


(Timothy Keller, “Trusting,” Chpt. 13, Walking with God through Pain and Suffering, p263, 2013)

Tim Keller on Trusting God in Trials


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