Job 1:20-21: “Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshiped, 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.”
We all know the old song, “Count Your Blessings.”
“Count your blessings name them one by one. Count your blessings see what God has done!”
We are so overly abundant with blessings that we have just become blind to it. We have so many things to be thankful for such as a family, food at every meal, possibly a church, a warm house, good friends, great leaders, etc.
The list can go on forever. While this generation may have gone blindsided with being ungrateful, one person was grateful even when everything was not going his way.
I’m talking about Job. According to the Bible, Job was an upright and perfect man (perfect meaning good). Job was undoubtedly a blessed man. He had 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys. Job also had seven sons and three daughters. Trials came, and Job lost all his animals. His children were even killed after a huge wind destroyed their house. After these horrible and tragic events, all Job could do was bless the name of the Lord.
In chapter 2, Job even lost his health and had boils from his head to his feet. Fed up, Job’s wife told Job to just curse God and die. Job could not curse God.
What are we complaining about today? Is the line at the supermarket too long? Is there too much traffic coming home from work? Are we having a bad day because somebody didn’t say something nice?
We need to be thankful for all that God has done for us. He gave us life and the opportunity of salvation! If we have the Holy Spirit living inside of us, what more do we need in life? Well, besides sharing the Good News of course. We all will deal with a storm, but our faith must increase in those situations.
If our problems lead us to believe God doesn’t care or just isn’t there, our faith is weak.
I’m sure we all have a lot of bad moments in life, but God has blessed us beyond
compare and I’m sure we have more blessings than issues.
1 Peter 5:7 says, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
God cares about all our problems! He wants us to tell Him what’s wrong so He can help us. God knows what we go through and He will not be deaf to hear our needs when we cry out to Him. God is also not just a “help option.” When He does bless us even more than we already our blessed, we ought to thank Him for what He did. All honor, praise, and glory belong to God!