Archive for May 5th, 2003

A perspective on a bad situation – Job 1-2

I cannot help but look at the first three chapters of Job and marvel at this man who refused to give up his faith in God even though he had lost everything – family, health and possessions. Don’t get me wrong. I know and believe the situations of this world should not and must not dictate our relationship with God. God is God regardless of our life situation. We must learn from every situation we go through regardless if it is good or bad. The real question is this, “Could I react like Job? If I lost everything that is important to me would I be able to react like him and not only keep my faith, but keep perspective?” I believe Job understood God much better than many modern day Christians. He lived in a time when mercy and grace were not there just for the asking. He lived in a day when it was not unusual to see God strike people down for sin. He did not sin, yet he was afflicted worse than many of those who did. I will also look up to Job and the faith he maintained through it all. His only real request was that he should not have been born. The fact is this may be complaining, but it is not rejecting God. Job is a hero of the faith.

Dear Heavenly Father,

As I face trails and situations in my life each day that pale in comparison to Job help me keep perspective. Help my faith to never waiver as I look to you for my strength and wisdom. I know you desire to help me to be an even greater Christ follower. I love you Lord and ask for a double portion of your mercy and grace. Amen.

As I face trail and situations in my life each day that pale in comparision to Job help me keep perspective. Help my faith to never waiver as I look to you for my strenght and wisdom. I know you desire to help me to be an even greater Christ follower. I love you Lord and ask for a double portion of your mercy and grace. Amen.

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A perspective on a bad situation – Job 1-2

I cannot help but look at the first three chapters of Job and marvel at this man who refused to give up his faith in God even though he had lost everything – family, health and possessions. Don’t get me wrong. I know and believe the situations of this world should not and must not dictate our relationship with God. God is God regardless of our life situation. We must learn from every situation we go through regardless if it is good or bad. The real question is this, “Could I react like Job? If I lost everything that is important to me would I be able to react like him and not only keep my faith, but keep perspective?” I believe Job understood God much better than many modern day Christians. He lived in a time when mercy and grace were not there just for the asking. He lived in a day when it was not unusual to see God strike people down for sin. He did not sin, yet he was afflicted worse than many of those who did. I will also look up to Job and the faith he maintained through it all. His only real request was that he should not have been born. The fact is this may be complaining, but it is not rejecting God. Job is a hero of the faith.

Dear Heavenly Father,

As I face trails and situations in my life each day that pale in comparison to Job help me keep perspective. Help my faith to never waiver as I look to you for my strength and wisdom. I know you desire to help me to be an even greater Christ follower. I love you Lord and ask for a double portion of your mercy and grace. Amen.

As I face trail and situations in my life each day that pale in comparision to Job help me keep perspective. Help my faith to never waiver as I look to you for my strenght and wisdom. I know you desire to help me to be an even greater Christ follower. I love you Lord and ask for a double portion of your mercy and grace. Amen.