Lord God, quiet my soul and open my mind and heart to receive Your Word. Amen.
Satan argued with God that Job was blameless only because God had blessed him with an abundance of possessions, good health and a loving family. He contended that if these items were taken away, Job would deny God right to His face. So God permitted Satan to strip Job of all his material belongings, his livestock, and his family. Job remained faithful to God. God then allowed Satan to inflict Job with immense physical pain, but He would not allow Satan to kill him. As Job struggled with heartbreaking loss and pain, his friends and wife told him to curse God. But Job was steadfast and would not listen to them. He continued to be faithful to God. Why did God tell Job’s friends that He would not answer their prayers? Why did He say He would answer Job’s prayers? In what ways has God blessed me?
Father, I know You care for me. When I go through difficult times or face tough challenges, I know I can trust You to get me through. Thank You. Amen.
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