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I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, but take courage – I have conquered the world. (John 16:33, New English Translation) The Book of Job tells the story of “the greatest of all the men of the east.” Job possessed wealth, flocks and herds, and many servants. God called him “a pure and upright man, one who fears God and turns away from evil” (Job 1:8, NET). High praise indeed! Yet, would we really be interested in the story of Job if it was only…

And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (Romans 8:17) Pain and suffering are inevitable. As long as we are alive on this earth we will encounter pain. Most people do not like suffering nor do we like pain. There are some that inflict pain because their wounds are so deep they have become numb to the pain and desire to feel again. For others the pain is so intense they cannot find their way to solitude. More often than not…

“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…