Daily Bible Podcast Day 290 – Job 1-2, Acts 6-7

August 17, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan


“At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said:

‘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.’

In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.” ~Job 1:20-22

Confronted with the news of the destruction of his children and a large portion of his businesses, this is Job’s response. Wow.

I have responded to far less difficulty than Job’s in a far less worshipful way. I’ve blamed, bargained, yelled, and questioned God’s plan. I wish I had Job’s belief that God is free to do what He will and that everything will be set right in the end.

Father, I don’t have Job’s faith. There have been times in the last year where I have done almost the opposite of what he did. I’m trying to work on that, but I need assurance that all of this pain and uncertainty is somehow worth it. It doesn’t always seem that way.

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