When You’re Going Through Something: Part 1

When You’re Going Through Something: Part 1

Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, His Word.

Now let’s dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!

When You’re Going Through Something

Part 1

“And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” Job 1:21 NKJV

The Book of Job does not specifically name its author. Some of the most likely candidates are Job, Moses, and Solomon. In any case we cannot be sure of the actual date of the writing. The Book of Job gives us a few thoughts to remember:

  • Satan cannot bring financial and physical destruction upon us unless it is by God’s permission.
  • God has power over what Satan can and cannot do
  • It is beyond our human ability to understand the “why’s” behind suffering in the world
  • No matter the situation we must continue to give him praise in all circumstances

The book of Job starts off with an introduction of him. He lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil. He had seven sons and three daughters. He ownedseven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large household. He was the greatest of all the people of the East.

The scripture says,

 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them. And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So, Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.” Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?” So, Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!” And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person.” So, Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.

It was at that moment that things took a nosedive for Job. The messages came and kept on coming. His oxen, donkeys, and camels had been taken away, the sheep were all burned up, and a great wind struck the four corners of his house and fell on your children, killing them all.

I know we have all gone through our own personal thunderstorm, that are filled with lightening and damaging winds. Standing there soaked in the rains of life, did you find yourself asking the Lord, how long? A broken heart, and with tears coursing down my own face over the years, I praise him say, Hallelujah anyhow.

When you are going through something, the world can feel like such a lonely place. The Book of Job reminds us that there is plenty going on behinds the scenes. Just look around. The lesson of Job teaches us to trust God with and in all things, even when we do not understand. Psalm 18:30 tells us, that Gods way are PERFECT. His thoughts are not our thoughts, and our ways are not His. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are His ways and thoughts higher than ours. AMEN!

Remember friends, we are each other’s keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.

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