Job declared that he would wait for his appointed time “till my change comes.” Job 14:14
The appointed time was a military term used for the changing of the guard, or for being relieved from hard service. So, to Job the transition to the grave and beyond was like being relieved from the hard service of this life, being allowed to rest from his post of duty.
Where do you stand post that has wearied you? Are you the guardian of a lost cause? Have the failures of the past enlisted you into an army of warring emotions? Anger striving with peace. Bitterness battling blessing. Hope warring against despair. When will it change?
In Christ we have our greatest hope of change. And we know that when God gives His Word he doesn’t negate it when a better deal comes along. He changes not, and that is the power of our change. For we know that His promises will be fulfilled. In us. In the World. In Israel. So, don’t look at your circumstances now and feel abandoned to endless grief. Your change is coming. Listen now…