Job 1:20,21 “Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”
“Life is hard. Life is not fair. You are either in a storm, coming out of a storm, or getting ready to go through a storm.”
These are statements we have all heard more than once during the course of our lives. These statements are true, however, the way that we act (not react) through trails will make us or brake us. The way that we respond during hard times can allow us to mature, grow, and be more like Christ. Or it can allow the root of bitterness to take hold, make us miserable in our lives, and cause misery to the ones we care for the most.
In the account of Job; just within the first chapter, we see that he lost everything he held dear in a single day. His family was dead. His livestock was dead. He was “right smack dab” in the middle of a storm!
It is quite astonishing that all that he had was taken in a single day, however the more astonishing fact that remains is how he responded! Job was distraught, no doubt! Job was hurting, more than I could bare to imagine! Yet in the midst of the storm, his action was to fall upon the ground, and worship the Almighty God in Heaven!
When many of us would shake our fist at the Father, and cry aloud “why God? Why me?” Job proclaimed justly, “the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”
What a remark! My prayer this morning is that I would purpose within my heart, and decide that even during the midst of trails, during times of darkness and loneliness; that my action, my attitude would be one of worship, and one of praise for He is worthy to be praised!