The Lord is faithful at all times. In return, He rightfully desires the trust of His people at all times. With the exception of the Lord, nobody in the history of mankind endured the difficulties that Job encountered. Job ultimately knew that his trials were sent by the Lord though Satan was certainly God’s instrument. The test would be whether Job would continue to trust the Lord who had taken his material wealth, his health, and his children. Or would Job, like many believers, turn from the Lord because of the seemingly overwhelming difficulties? The Bible records Job’s answer, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him" (Job 13:15). Because of Job's determination to trust the Lord unconditionally, he determined that he was not going to be a fair weather follower of the Lord.
(For children): God promised Abraham that He would make a great nation from him through his son Isaac. Abraham completely trusted God when asked to do something that seemed to make this impossible (Hebrews 11:17-19).
(For everyone): Job said that he would trust the Lord even if the Lord killed him. Could you say the same thing? What does it take to get you to cease trusting in the Lord?
What trials have you endured that are greater than those endured by Job? If you cannot honestly claim any, then do you really have any excuse for not trusting in the Lord? Will you renew your trust in the Lord?
- Ask the Lord to forgive you for wavering in your trust.
- Thank the Lord for being faithful even when you are not.
It Is Well