Responding To Difficulty and Disappointment

Job definitely had some problems–

  • All his kids were killed
  • All his earthly possessions were taken away
  • He was afflicted with bodily ills and pain
  • His wife encouraged him to “curse God and die”

Despite his problems, he was a godly man of genuine faith:

…he fell to the ground and worshiped. He said,

Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
And naked I shall return there.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.

‘Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?’

Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.

How encouraging and instructive for the difficult and disappointing situations we face in life!


Author: Dan Greenfield

I am an undeserving sinner saved by God's grace through Jesus Christ, a happy husband, proud father of 6 great kids, pastor of Orwell Bible Church, Executive Secretary of the American Council of Christian Churches, and member of the Ohio Bible Fellowship .

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