The Messenger: Rev. Albert Gaither, Associate Pastor
Scripture: Job 1:13-22
In his day, Job was considered a man of great riches
He had it all, and he lost it all. His dearest possession his wife, his sons & daughters, health, property were taken from him. Job became so angry that he cursed the day he was born, wished he had died during child birth, and prayed that he would immediately cease to exist. However, “In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.” (Job 1:22) He displayed no anger toward God; instead, he got on his knees and praised God.
Many of us have experienced pain that rocked the very foundation on which we live. We must ask ourselves, “Did we react with anger and charge God for our suffer-ing or were we like Job praising and worshiping God on the spot regardless of our circumstances?” We need to be more like Job and see the hand of God in every-thing.
When we pray and worship the Lord, the Holy Spirit helps us to see things from a new lens. A good and positive prayer confuses the enemy. All Job lost, God replaced. In spite of the pain and suffering we endure, we must give God praise. It may take a while, but God will give us the strength to endure any circumstance if we daily praise Him. Learning to appreciate God in the good times will give us the strength and faith we need to withstand any heartbreaking and seemingly unbearable situation that comes our way.
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.” (Job 1:22)