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Consider Job

Job 42:1

Then Job answered the Lord and said:

I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.

Normal seems to be the most used word in everything I read or listen to these days. I was listening to a podcast by Carey Nieuwhof today and it really made me think.

He said, “I think the new normal is uncertainty.”

Think about it. We have been going through what I hope is a once in a lifetime event. Everyone has lost something. You may have lost a family member or friend to the coronavirus, which would be tragic. You may have lost a job or income or even had to close your business. You may even feel that you lost your sense of security. We have all lost our freedom in that we can’t go where we want to go or see who we want to see.

Well, let’s consider Job. In what could have only been about 10 minutes’ time, he had four devastating pieces of news come to him. All of his servants were killed, all of his livestock were either stolen or burned, and finally, all of his children died in a horrible accident. All of these horrible tragedies happened in one day.

I don’t know what your response would be to something like this, but I don’t think I would handle it very well. You couldn’t even make a movie about it. No one would believe it.

So, what was Job’s response? He fell to the ground and worshipped God. He understood the greatness of God. Romans 8:28 says “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good.”

God knows everything that is going to happen to us. He loves us. Hopefully, we can learn from Job and worship and trust in Him through all this uncertainty.

– Pastor Andy Laub

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