This is a question many of us have after we suffer great loss in our lives.How can a just God allow us to be so distraught if he is a God Of Love and wants what’s best for us.
The best example we are given from scripture is found in the book of Job.This man
loses his 7 sons and 3 daughters all at one time.To lose just one child is devastating,but all 10 of your children at once,and if that’s not enough also your servants & animals!
We see in Job chapter 1 that satan is present and is waiting at the sidelines to take what he can from Job…..or any of us for that matter…….(For satan came to kill,steal,and destroy–John 10:10),and how does Job handle this situation in his life?
Jobs answer:”Naked came I out of my mother’s womb,and naked shall I return thither:the Lord gave,and the Lord hath taken away;blessed be the name of the Lord.
In all this Job sinned not,nor charged God foolishly.(Job 1:21,22).
The following chapters are full of so many questions Job has for God and he is given many answers,that we too can apply to our lives.We see that Job was a man that feared God and eschewed(avoids)evil.(Job 1:1)………….In the final chapter of Job we see his life of obedience to God and is “Blessed twice as much”in the end of his life!He’s given 7 sons and 3 daughters and his animals multiplied. WHY? Because he repented and then prayed for his friends who most of his life shunned his advice.(Job 42:6,7,10).
Moral of this story is to walk in the “Fear Of The Lord”at all times,to shun evil and be an obedient servant for Christ no matter what the cost! Friends and family may not understand,Job’s own wife did’nt(Job 2:9,10)”For do I now persuade men,or God? or do I seek to please men?for if I yet pleased men,I should not be the servant of Christ.(Galatians 1:10).The narrow road is a lonely road at times,but the end of it leads you to “Eternal Life”!
God Bless ALL who choose to follow Christ,For our God is Faithful to keep his promises to us……………Should not we keep our promises to him and be obedient,eschew evil and fear him who is the keeper of all life!