Job 1

Job 1:1-22

SUMMARYJob trusts

OVERVIEWJob’s life is devastated by tragedy, yet he continues to trust God.

BIG IDEAPraise God in the good and the bad

KEY VERSEJob 1:20–21 (Job cries out)
Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship. He said, “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!”

I want you to trust me in the good and the bad. I want you to know me in such a way that no matter what you hear, see, or feel, your faith in me will continue. Do not trust only in what you see or what you feel. Trust me. I am more than your experience. I am God. I am the creator. I am your heavenly father.

Your enemy has power and authority, but I have delegated those. I do not harm you, yet I allow you to experience harm. But everything has limits. There is a hedge around you that none can penetrate without my authority. I have approved your trials. I am with you in the midst, so you don’t have to pray for me to be with you. I am. Instead, pray that you will trust me when tempted. Praise my name, revealing your allegiance and trust. I will never leave you or forsake you.

Your faith is either currently being tested or will be in the future. Circumstances change, but God does not. Take time to meditate (think deeply) on verse 21. Memorize it, if possible, and reflect on it throughout the day. Are you willing to trust God in all that you experience?