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Storms of Life

Storms of life are opportunities to know God in deeper ways

God said “See my friend Job, he loves me.” Satan said “We’ll see about that” and he proceeded to pound Job. Job’s wife told him to curse God and get it over with but Job refused. All around him his friends accused him and God of foul play. Job held on tight to God. Job was a friend of God. He believed in God’s goodness and His Word. He believed things like:

“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.” (Isaiah 66:13) and

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” (Psalm 34:18)

Job trusted God so when others were telling Job he was wrong, he held on. In the end Job and God talked. God never explained why all of this had happened to Job but he did remind Job who He was – awesome Creator, amazing God. Many times we will not get the answer to our question of why. When Job faced tragedy, it was not the event that defined him.  It was his response to it. So it will be with us.  What will define us is our response to our life changing events. Will you continue to worship in the midst of your chaos? Will you let God be God and respond with praise? Do you know Him well enough to stick with Him during hard times so in the end you can like Job say

My ears had heard of You but now my eyes have seen you.” (Job 42:5)

By Elaine Kapentanakis

Written by Diane Levy

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