I am reading Job this morning, and there are a few things that hit me in the face.
God gave the devil permission to do all of this to Job.
Yeah, He really did.
Reminding myself that I have such a narrow view of God.
He is truly good and allows only good to take place.
Even if it means that He allows everything to be taken from us.
We just need to suffer well.
As Job says:
“…shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” – Job 2:10b
We must keep things in perspective.
We are going to suffer in this sinful, fallen world.
But Goddoes have authority, even in our sufferings.
He is in control.