“Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?

Job 2:10

The rhetorical question Job poses hits below the skin of who we believe God is. 

The tempter is unloading every possible weapon on this one man in the land of Uz.  

I’m willing to wager this isn’t the first time Job met with fear. Job must remember the day the Lord brought him out of darkness into His glorious light. The day his farm was struck with disease and he buried half his profits, God provided. The time he had to let go of one of his grown children’s poor decisions, God put strength within him. When he was bedridden with illness and wondered if his time on earth was over, God healed him. We don’t typically wake up with faith like we read here in Job chapter one. It’s my guess God was preparing Job all along, and now under his greatest temptation to curse God, his unbreakable faith is recorded for all eternity.

What does your “Job” story look like? Can you turn around and remember how God has sustained you? Maybe you’re in the midst of your greatest storm yet. Hold fast. Allow God to still you in this storm, it will only deepen your faith in Him. Suffering shapes who you are becoming. 

As much as our thanks and praise gives glory to God, our weeping and lamenting is meant to exalt Him as well. “In all this Job did not sin with his lips.” 

When Job despairs of life—he cries out to God. Not to his friends, not even to his wife—He goes to the One who protects and corrects and shapes his mind. 

Job bets his life on God, and wins big.

Published by JoAnn

It amazes me how a few words can change a life.

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