Job 2:3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
Then Job reminds us of something we should have hanging on the wall - that we came into this world with NOTHING- no children, no husbands, no money or clothes. And when we leave, we'll take exactly what we came with. Are we willing to give him everything - even our children? They are His anyway.
Job 1:21-22 And said, 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.
The man with wealth, family, connections, health and God has not one whit more than the man who has just God. Is life with just God - without the people, wealth or possessions which he GAVE us - enough? Just God? If our lives were to boil down to JUST God, will our response be to worship the Lord as Job did?
Job 1:20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped
People think roughly 40,000 thoughts per day. How many of those 40,000 thoughts are we saying, "Thank you Lord for what & who you have given and what & who you have taken away. Blessed be Your Name." ?
We all wonder what challenges lie ahead and those of us with troubles in our lives hope they will be made "whole" again. We should still pray for God to heal broken relationships, dreams and hearts. Hoping is good and praying is right.
But here is the truth: if you have God at the center of your life, He is enough.