Always The Same

Read Job 1:1 through 4:21

What do you think when you get really bad news?

Job thought of God. Though his life had turned into a nightmare, He knew God was still in charge.

At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: “ . . . The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised” (Job 1:20–21).

Believing in God’s sovereignty—that God not only knows all and sees all, but controls all—can be uncomfortable. After all, if God can intervene in situations, Christians sometimes wonder why He doesn’t always prevent life from hurting His beloved children.

No matter how much Job struggled with his circumstances, he didn’t let trials shake his faith or his relationship with God.

Tragedy does not change who God is. We may not understand why He lets His children face trauma, but we can still cling to our faith. We must understand that if God lets bad things happen, He’ll be there with us.

Thought for Today:

When life knocks you flat, God will help you up.

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