You’ve had a bad day?
All in one day –
- Job’s wealth was stolen,
- Job’s servants all died, and
- Job’s ten children were all killed (Job 1:13-19).
A few days later –
- Job’s body was covered from head to foot with painful, puss-filled sores (Job 2:7).
Job said, “Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips (Job 2:10).
What was Job’s secret?
Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him (Job 13:15). He trusted that God was in control of his life, yes, even in death. Even when he didn’t understand what was happening, Job trusted that God is sovereign.
I go forward, but He is not there, and backward, but I cannot perceive Him; when He works on the left hand, I cannot behold Him; when He turns to the right hand, I cannot see Him. But He knows the way that I take; and when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold (Job 23:8-10).
Trust God. Today may not be so sweet, but tomorrow you’ll shine like gold!