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Doth Job fear God for naught?  Job 1:9 KJV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.“Why do bad things happen to good people?”

The question is an age-old one that has probably been asked since the first person sinned. I know wonderful strong Christians who have gone through tremendous physical suffering for many years, but they remained true to God.

Many different reasons exist for suffering, but one reason may relate to Job’s situation. The Devil asked God if Job served Him only because He was God and because God had blessed him with wealth.

God allowed Job to face trials and suffering to prove to the Devil that Job would serve God just because Job loved God. Job lost everything he had except his wife, who encouraged Job to curse God and die. This is exactly what the Enemy wanted—as well as did Job’s three friends who soon became his enemies.

Job’s three friends were good to him initially. They sat with Job and cried and kept their mouths shut for seven days. But then they tried to explain why Job suffered. According to them, he had sinned. Although this is sometimes the reason for our suffering, it’s not always.

Just as the Enemy wanted to pull Job away from God, he wants to pull us away also. We need to be like Job and serve the Lord through thick and thin…through the good and bad times. Some people will serve God when everything is bad, but when God blesses them and things return to normal, they quit living for Him because they don’t think they need Him anymore.

Make up your mind to serve the Lord no matter what happens or doesn’t happen.

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Darrell Waters

Darrell Waters loves Jesus and wants to please Him in all he says, thinks, and does. He is legally blind and disabled but feels that devotional writing is his calling in life. Darrell sings in the choir and also specials on a singers' list in Sunday services as well as on Wednesday nights.