Faith and Attitude
Job 1: 21
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.
Job was an upright man and greatest of all the men of East. God Himself testified about him. Such a great man of God suddenly had to confront a worst and hostile situation in his smooth sailing life.
The weather catastrophe in Job’s life that resulted in his loss of property and the death of his children (Job 1:19) was but one of the shocking surprises he faced. Prior to that, three messengers had come bearing bad news (vv. 13–17).
Uncontrollable storms are not the only things that surprise us and create confusion in our lives. Not losing sight of God in the midst of misfortune, however, is one of the keys of survival.
How do you respond when you are cornered like job in a toughest situation of your life?
On any given day, we can go from feasting to mourning, from celebrating life to processing death, or some other life challenge. Our lives can swiftly be reduced to weakest point – financially, relationally, physically, emotionally, spiritually. But God is mightier than any storm. Surviving life’s trials requires faith that’s focused on Him—faith that enables us to say with Job and others, “May the name of the Lord be glorified” (v. 21)
Secondly we need to develop an attitude of Job, ” God has given and God has taken away”.
Only those who are humble in the Lord can make this statement. We need understand that we only deserve hell fire, but by the grace of God we were called with a high calling to reach that New Jerusalem and Zion.
What has helped to clear your vision when you’ve lost sight of God? What can you learn from Job that will help you when the storms of life come?
It’s loud and clear today that we’re definitely upto something in our lives. May we seek His anointing to respond in Strong Faith just like Job that when our faith is tested during times such as these, may we allow the trial of the Covid-19 that teach us how weak we are and how much strong is HE. And when these Divine disruptions enter into our lives may we allow them to elevate our devotion and faith in God.
Stay Blessed 😊