Life happens. We may use more crude phrases in the military; nonetheless it is a way to describe unexplainable bad circumstances. It stems from a philosophy that tries to makes sense of a broken and messed up world. Job took this philosophy a step further by worshipping the God who works through the mess. God provided exactly what was needed even when the forces of hell targeted Job, his family, and his possessions. Since Job maintained a godly perspective in trying times, we can do the same by remembering God will be with us when life happens.
“Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. And he said: ‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.’ In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong” (Job 1:20-22, NKJV).
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.