Job 3:25-26 (KJV)
“For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. 26 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.”

The book of Job asks the age-old question “why do bad things happen to good people?” Possibly the oldest of books – situated between the fall of man in Genesis and the implementation of the law in Exodus. Our understanding falls short, but God has instructions for us.

“This shouldn’t be happening to me!” Sound familiar? That seemed to be the feelings of Job as well. He was doing everything right as far as he knew yet trouble came. Take a look at Job’s character.

Job 1:1-5
“There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. And there were born unto him seven thousand sons and three daughters. His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east. And his sons went and feasted in their houses, everyone his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them. And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.
Job did everything he knew to do yet trouble came. In a short time Job lost everything he had.”

God’s estimation of Job:
Job 1:8
“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?”

Yet trouble came!

Read: Acts 9:10-16
2 Cor. 1:3-10 / 4:8-11, 16-18
2 Cor. 12:7-10

There is another side to trouble. God wants us to know the comfort of the Holy Ghost.

. FROM WHERE? Read Job 23
Many times we struggle to rebuke the devil when a lot of times the he has nothing to do with what we are going through. We feel like God isn’t anywhere to be found. Through this circumstance Job saw the real love of God. God ended up blessing Job more than ever because of his faithfulness to Him even in the hardest of times. It didn’t come to stay – it came to pass. Whatever you are going through, it’s only for a season. Stand strong, stay true to God, it will pass.

Read – Job 42:1-6, 17

Job said there is a place where the wicked cease their troubling. There is coming a day where there will be no more trouble, pain, or strife as long as Jesus is Lord of our life!

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