VIDEO Faith in Every Circumstance

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

Even those who don’t believe the biblical story praise the book of Job for tackling one of life’s thorniest questions: Why do bad things happen to good people? In fact, critics of the Bible suggest that Job was written in relationship to the Babylonian captivity of Israel with Job representing the nation: a choice servant of God suffering unjustly.

But there is no reason to doubt the biblical record: Job was a historic person who lived in the Middle East. He was righteous and upright and feared God—the greatest man of his era. Yet he suffered miserably when all he had was taken away (Job 1–2). But he refused to curse God, believing both God and himself to be free of blame for his condition (Job 2:10). When his suffering ended, his faith was rewarded (Job 42:10-17). Job’s troubles gave him a clearer vision of God than when he lived in ease.

When you go through troubles, believe God will use them for good (Romans 8:28). Wait patiently and expect to see the outcome of your faith.

It’s a weak faith that only serves God in times of blessing. Ray Stedman


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