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Thought from the Word

January 12, 2018

A THOUGHT FROM THE WORD

Job 2:10

“…What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.”


Many people think that believing in God protects them from trouble, so when calamity comes, they question God’s goodness and justice. But the message of Job is that you should not give up on God because He allows you to have bad experiences. Faith in God does not guarantee personal prosperity, and lack of faith does not guarantee troubles in this life. If this were so, people would believe in God simply to get rich. God is capable of rescuing us from suffering, but He may also allow suffering to come for reasons we cannot understand. It is Satan’s strategy to get us to doubt God at exactly this moment. Here Job shows a perspective broader than seeking his own personal comfort. If we always knew why we were suffering, our faith would have no room to grow.We need “hard things” to come our way to help us to keep building our faith in the Lord.

I am the Lord that does all things well