The book of Job is a tough read.
A righteous man is doing well in life, and then his whole world is swept out from under his feet. He was so beaten and bruised, and seemingly doomed, his wife told him he should curse God and die.
Yet “Job did not sin with his lips.”
His words “shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” reminded me of something my friend Karen told me about sharing with her 8th grade class the words to The Byrds song Turn! Turn! Turn!. She mentioned that parts of it were actually from the Bible, and told her students that things in life do actually come in seasons: some seasons are really, really good, and some are completely agonizing.
We, like Job, don’t get to see behind the scenes. (Would it have made it less painful for Job anyway?) And we, like Job, can hold on to God even if we don’t understand this season in our lives.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.Ecclesiastes 3:11
Journal: Write a prayer of thanksgiving. Even if you’re in a hard season of life find something to hold on to.
Move: Tabata time!
Praise the Lord, and keep showing up!