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Job 23:10, “But he knoweth the way that I take: When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” Think with me for a minute, what would the world (Christianity, the church, the Bible, your life) be like without the story of Job? The book of Job is a celebrated story of an incredible man who did not forsake God in the highest and lowest parts of his life. Even though I may not go through the exact same things Job endured, I find comfort and strength in his reaction to the calamity the he and his wife…

We all have them.  Some more than others.  James tells us to count them all joy (1:2), but it’s easier said than done. The book of Job offers wisdom for trusting God in times of distress.  When Job emerged from his test of faith, he told God, “I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes” (Job 42:5 NLT).  Job’s trouble transformed his knowledge of God from “crumbs of rumors” (42:5 MSG) to feasts of faith.  Here are three reminders to help us grow spiritually during trial seasons: 1. God’s plan is…

“In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.” (Job 1:22) Job had everything he could ever want. Life was good. He had a wife, children, cattle, servants, wealth, friends and health. Job loved God and God loved him.  But, in a matter of a short time, Job lost his children, cattle, most of his servants, wealth, friends and even his health. Job could have blamed God for all that he was going through, yet he did not turn his back on God. All he said was, “…the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: blessed be the…