Through trials and tribulations strength is found! Faith will grow! Started the book of Job today and I have to say already its been a blessing!
Chapter 1 recalls how Job looses all his possessions and children. Through this suffering, through this pain, his first instinct is to bow down and worship…
Job 1: 20-22
20 Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped.
21 And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
22 In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.
This really hit me and for a few minutes I was just struck in amazement, like wooowza!!!. This verse is one of my favorites for worshiping God because it shows the beauty of worship. Its easy to worship God when all is well and good, but in times of misery and suffering worshiping can be extremely difficult or even forgotten and overlooked.
Like you’ve just been told ohh yea all that money… gone, yea that house too erm yea its gone oh yea and that car oh and also your wife and kids…
Like, what would you do? Honestly.
I love how through all this Job doesn’t take a second to say oh God why?
Instead he’s straight on his knees to worship.
This made me think and reflect on my self.
If I was hurting what would be my first instinct?
Cower in despair?
Answering this in all honesty and being genuine with myself… lets just say my prayer right now is that when that suffering comes (and it will) i am able to put everything aside, give it all to God, trust in him and worship him in truth and Spirit
Because to worship when all is lost is much sweeter.
Its a real test of your faith… when all is lost to be calm and peaceful beyond all understanding because though the storm is violent you know deep in your heart, soul and mind that your father will get you safely ashore.
This song really hit me today
It says ‘I lean not on my own understanding, my life is the hands of the Maker of heaven’
Despite everything all, its knowing that the lord your God will see you through ♡
Whenever you are in a rough boat just take a moment and sing a song of praise and worship to him… rest in his sweet embrace..
Enjoy! Stay blessed