And he said, “Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away;blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Job 1:21 esv
Friends, although I wanted to write about love this week, leading up to Valentine’s Day, I felt compelled by the Spirit to shift my focus toward suffering. So many people I know are going through something right now. I’m sure you know many people who are dealing with trials as well. People are grieving. People are hurting. People are confused. We have friends and family who are trying to trust God, but they just don’t know how. That may be you or you may know someone who needs some encouragement. But no matter what you are going through at this moment, please remember that God loves you.
Job didn’t understand what he was going through. Job was discouraged, wanted to die, and even wished he had never been born. Job was depressed, but He never cursed God. Although a prolonged state of melancholy is unhealthy (physically and spiritually) there is nothing wrong with expressing your feelings. It’s OK to be sad. It’s fine to admit that you’re frustrated. If you’re angry, let it out. But, through it all, keep trusting God. Believe that He is still in control. Let what you know about God override what you see (or can’t see) right now. God is able. Trust Him.