Our Vindicator by Joyce Meyer
For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me! ~Job 19:25-27
I often say that the Psalms are right after Job, because after getting beat up in Job, you need some psalms. God only knows what this man was going through, how hard it must have been. He lost his whole family, had boils all over his body, and all of his friends turned against him. Yet what does Job say? God is a God of justice.
Job knew who he was. He knew his own heart. He knew what he was doing. He knew his motives for doing what he was doing. He didn’t really care what others thought about him. He knew that his Vindicator was God. He didn’t have to defend himself, because if he needed to be vindicated, God would do it.
It might take a year or five years or 10 years, but sooner or later God would come around and vindicate him. If he didn’t know that God was his Vindicator, he would have had to try to vindicate himself.
Prayer Starter: Lord, You are my Redeemer and Vindicator. You know my heart, and Your approval of my life is all that I need. Help me to not listen to others’ judgments. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.