In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong. Job 1:22
God has allowed Satan to take away all of Job’s blessings, except his own life. Yet Job never doubted or cursed God for what was happening to him. I have had “Job” seasons in my life. I’m sure you have as well. That seems at times to be what defines this life on earth. It is full of heartaches, disease, unfair acts, even death. How easy it is to blame God, to shake our fist at Heaven. Yet Job didn’t? What was his secret?
Faith. Father And I Together Henceforth. Job knew whatever happened to him, God would do three things –
- Be there and not leave him (Deuteronomy 31:6, Matthew 28:20)
- Give him the strength to endure (Philippians 4:13 and Psalm 46:1)
- Comfort him and love him (2 Corinthians 1:4, Isaiah 51:3)
Job didn’t have the Bible passages to reassure him, but he had raw faith. When life smacks you in the face or punches you in the gut, realize you are never alone. Your Father in Heaven who loves you so much that He gave up a part of Himself, Christ on the cross, to ensure you’d always have access to Him, is as close as your next breath. It is not so much for us to ask why things happen, but to ask “Where are You? Show Yourself to me in this.” He will, in small whispers and large acts.