Can you imagine losing ALL of your loved ones, job, friends, health, home and most valuable possessions all at once? Maybe there was a point in time when you suffered a loss of at least one of these things; but imagine losing them all at the same time. What would you do? Would you be able to remain content in the Lord? Would you still be able to sing praises unto Him? Let’s be real. Wouldn’t you be furious and/or puzzled as to why God would allow such things to happen to you, when you’ve been trying SO hard to be Christ-like? I know I would.
If you have ever read the story of Job, you would know where I’m going with this. Job was one of God’s most faithful servants and yet God allowed such things to happen to him. However, if we remove our focus from the things that happened to Job and focused on why they happened, maybe that would help us to understand our own struggles. The devil was given permission to do whatever he wanted to test Job, as long as he did not kill him. We may wonder why God would allow such a thing. But how else would his servant be able to prove that he really trusted in him, and was content in him, if he never experienced a struggle?
You see, it’s very easy to be content and speak positively when things are all fine and dandy. However, our true colors show when things are going downhill. What are we to do when we begin to hit rock bottom? During such times is when we should all draw near to God more than ever.
Have you ever heard the saying and song, “Let Go, Let God”? It’s much easier said than done, but that’s exactly what we need to do when we are facing storms in our lives. God never said that we wouldn’t go through trials, but He did promise that He will see us through them (John 16:33).
So when you’re faced with trials and tribulations, like Job, remember that your redeemer lives and has overcome the world. Once you focus on Him and continue to put your trust in Him, you would be able to find peace within your storm. As a matter of fact, you will not only find peace, but you will overcome it. Be blessed.