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
I cannot keep from speaking. I must express my anguish. My bitter soul must complain. —Job 7:11
I am disgusted with my life. Let me complain freely. My bitter soul must complain. —Job 10:1
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him… —Job 13:15
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. —John 16:33
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. —James 1:2-8
Loss of a business, loss of a child, loss of your health, loss of your spouse’s support.,. any loss brings heartache, brokenness, emotional sadness and a ripping of the emotions. But we must understand that for the follower of Jesus Christ there is purpose in it all.
You might not understand any of it in this life, but will you trust the Lord God Almighty through it all? Do you really believe that God is good, that God is love? He is and we can trust Him. Glory will reveal the purposes we do not understand now. Wait on Him… rest in Him… We will see Him soon. Take courage in the fight dear follower of the Faithful One— take courage…
Dear Father, help me to run the race You have laid out for me. May I keep my eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of my faith. May it be so!