In our small group we discussed the book of Job. We considered how in one breath Job was praising God during his suffering and the next, he was stating his case. I realized how I am much like Job - I have stronger times when I can praise God when times are tough, but there also are those pity party days when I feel so sorry for myself that I can only lament. I also considered the fact that I want to say that no matter what ever happens to me, I will never loose my faith. Job lost all his 7 children, everything he owned and then was physically tormented by sores and lesions on his body - could I endure all of that and still praise my God? I want to say yes, but I guess I won't really know until I was put in the situation.
The one thing that stuck out to me the most in the book of Job was how God had put a hedge around Job that satan was not able to penetrate. Satan had to ask God for His permission to bring any suffering to Job. If God put a hedge around Job, He can put a hedge around those we ask Him to. I want to be more deliberate about asking God for His hedge to be around my children, my marriage, and our family.
Have a great day as we are servants to all