But Job replied, “You talk like a foolish woman. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?” So in all this, Job said nothing wrong.
(Job 2:10 NLT)
|Believe God’s Word|
Amid Job’s trials, his wife asked him if he was still trying to maintain his integrity. She said to him, Curse God and die (v, 9). In the midst of the worst possible circumstances, Job knew that God was good all the time.
The strategy of the enemy of our souls has always been the same. It has been to distort the character of God. From the Garden of Eden to Job and our trials today, the satanic plan has always been the same. It has been to lead us to believe that God is not who he says he is in his Word. In the Garden, the Serpent led Adam and Eve to believe that God was deceitful. Job’s wife’s words tempted him to think that God did not care about his circumstances. In your situation today, the voices in your head scream at you that God has abandoned you. The endpoint is that you believe a lie. The antidote is always to believe the truth. “And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 20:28b).
Never judge God by your circumstances but judge your circumstances by the character of God. The Lord is just in all his ways, and kind in all his doings (Psalms 145:17 NRSV). If God is not good all the time, he is not good at all. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
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Ken Barnes, the author of “The Chicken Farm and Other Sacred Places” YWAM Publishing
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