Topic: Book of Job
Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly. (Job 1:20-22 KJV)
We are tempted to express our frustration to God and loved ones when the problems strike to our lives. It is not easy to move with our lives without blaming to someone on our problems. Let’s take Job for example.
Remember Satan tried to tempt God and God tried to challenge Satan by using the life of Job. Why Satan bother God? He would be better off not to show himself at the council meeting. But, Satan wanted to have revenge on God, because he wanted to be coequal with God (Isaiah 14:12-14). In Genesis 3, we read how Satan succeeded his mission by tempting Eve with the fruit of knowledge of good and evil. But he failed his second mission miserable when he tried to tempt Jesus Christ at the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11).
Job could have frustration at God when his life tragedy arrived. He could curse at God in the time of trouble, but he didn’t. In Job 2, we will see how his wife supports him in negative way. This is hard for us to grasp, because we are easily to lose our temper when the tragedy hits. Recently, I watched 11 PM news report that showed how the bank robber shoots himself on his foot accidentally rather than the person. Instead of turning himself in, he tried to use domestic violence to get what he wanted.
Even though we couldn’t do as Job did, God wants to take your burden and restore your life. Jesus experienced every pain as we are facing now. He could bring resurrection into your life if you’d let Him. Jesus said in the second part of John 10:10, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” You are precious to Him. Even your parents would reject you, God wants to take over their positions to take care of you (Psalm 27:10).
If you’d like to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I’d like to encourage you to do two simple things. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God.