This statement can be both comforting and a little troubling at times. It is a GREAT honor for myself to considered a servant of God, but as I read in Job 1 this morning, I am reminded once again, what the cost can be.
With all that is going on in the world – the economy, job loss, greed, and so much more, the last two verses in Job struck me this day.
When life gets hard are we looking up and asking Why? When we are still surrounded by SO many blessings, material and spiritual, are we feeling helpless and wondering why we have to suffer like this?
I think most Americans have NO idea of what it means to suffer for Christ or even to suffer. We see the pictures of third world countries, families living in shacks or Christians being tortured or even murdered for their faith. Yet do we really know what it’s like to suffer?
I want to be like Job. Even if all is stripped away from me, I want to be the servant who would fall upon the ground and worship – not look to the heavens and cry why, nor blame my God. I’m not a 100% sure if I am that person, but I trust and believe and that is what matters.
“I came naked from my mother’s womb,
and I will be naked when I leave.
The Lord gave me what I had,
and the Lord has taken it away.
Praise the name of the Lord!”
In all of this, Job did not sin by blaming God.
Job 1:21-22 NLT