Though he slay me,
yet will I trust him.
In C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, senior devil (Screwtape) writes to junior devil (Wormwood), explaining a vulnerability when trying to turn someone away from God.
“Our cause is never more in danger,” writes Screwtape, “than when a human . . . looks round upon a universe from which every trace of [God] seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.”
Jesus asked, “My God, why have you forsaken me”—but with his dying breath committed his spirit to God.
Job thought God had abandoned him—but said, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust him.”
When you feel that God has forsaken you and is deaf to your prayers—obey anyway, for he has promised, “I will never leave you or forsake you” (Heb 13:5).
When you are hurting and
God seems distant—obey anyway.