Job 1:13-22, New Revised Standard Version
When do you find yourself thinking about life? It is in those moments of doubt and despair or in those times of celebration that you feel most aware about the gift of life.
Staying attached to God is a way to be reminded of what life is all about. Life is a journey of good and bad, hope and despair, giving and taking. Being in the right state of mind creates a desire to stay calm in the midst of the storm. Life’s storms come in a variety of ways: emotional, physical, psychological, and even spiritual.
Job is about to enter into a season of storms. All of us must be better prepared for each daily storm that comes our way. John’s gospel records that “the thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
Possessions never define people!
While he was still speaking, another came and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; I alone have escaped to tell you.” While he was still speaking, another came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three columns, made a raid on the camels and carried them off, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; I alone have escaped to tell you.” Job 1:16-17
Discouragement drives doubt!
While he was still speaking, another came and said, “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house, and suddenly a great wind came across the desert, struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they are dead; I alone have escaped to tell you.” Job 1:18-19
Worship God no matter what happens!
Then Job arose, tore his robe, shaved his head, and fell on the ground and worshiped. 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 1:20-21
W.O.W., the Words of Wisdom,
“Stay calm in the daily storm!”