Most of us cannot relate to the depth of Job’s suffering. He had 11,000 livestock, enough hired help to man a mansion and most of all, a wife and 10 children. And then Satan came in and wrecked his life, killing his seven sons and three daughters, the servants and his animals. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong.
Job lost it all, but he never gave up on God.
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t always responded to hardships and pain in my life with unwavering faith. I sometimes doubted God, took matters into my own hands, and did whatever I could do to make things better. But nothing changed until my heavenly Father said that’s enough. He not only rescued me from the enemy, but from myself!
Look at how God blessed Job after his ordeal: “Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys.
“He also had seven sons and three daughters. In all the land were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job. After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations” (Job 42: 12-13, 15-16, NKJV).
God is the same today, yesterday and forever more. He is faithful and will never change. If He delivered Job from the grip of the enemy and blessed his life, He will do the same for you. Hold on, a new day is on the horizon.
So be encouraged and keep your focus, and don’t let the enemy make you curse the Father. He tried that trick with Job, but Job refused to “charge God foolishly,” and we must respond in the same manner.