Trusting in God
Based on Job 1:21 and Hymn 414 v. 1,4 from Christian Worship
Who is the best to trust in?
Who or what other things do you trust in?
In our devotion today we’ll see how Job’s faith was tested by God.
Have you ever lost a paper or a favorite tape or shirt? Did you just get mad and want to swear because it’s not where you thought it was or because you think someone else has taken it. You’re just furious. But you know it could be your fault, and you should just calm down because it will turn up somewhere. But not likely.
Job lost all his children, sheep, camels, and such and never got furious. Job just thought God gave him happiness and God could take it away. God had a good intention behind it. Job 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” (1:21).
Then God gave him boils. But Job still didn’t swear against God. Instead Job trusted God.
But unlike Job, we like yelling at everyone that’s around us and have no consideration for them.
Job always had consideration for God and always loved him.
So we should thank and love God and everyone else because we know God will always help us and have everything turn out for the best.
God gave Job everything back and blessed him even more.
God will do the same for us. Life will always be a test, and God will always be there for us.
Jesus, help us to trust in the Lord God Almighty. Let us trust him to walk beside us, not as master and slave, but as a father and his child. May we trust his holy Word. Amen.