"But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold." Job 23:10
Job makes another triumphant declaration (a previous one is found in 19:25, 26) in today's verse. It comes in two parts:
He knows ... When you are overwhelmed, remember, He knows. All the details of your life are open to God, who sees everything. He knows the path on which you walk; he knows what you are going through right now. God knows, and all is well.
When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold ... Does it feel to you like the fiery trials of this life are burning you up? That the test is more than the strength to endure it? Gold comes out of the furnace purified; and that's how Job sees himself, coming forth (emerging from the experience) pure as gold.
May God's amazing grace surround you, and may His strength fortify you to say, as did Job, "I shall come forth from this experience, like gold."