Sometimes bad things will happen
That to us seem so unfair.
We’re sad, we’re hurt — it feels as though
God simply does not care.
Job, for instance, was a man
Who lived right and feared God.
So blessed with a large family,
With land and many livestock.
But one day, Satan said to God,
“You bless Job through and through.
You make his life so pleasant,
So, of course, he praises you.”
“Just take away those blessings,
And Job will not want to serve.”
Allowing Satan to test Job,
God proved this was absurd.
Job’s oxen and his donkeys
Were all stolen from his land.
The servants, all but one, were killed.
Where’s God’s protective hand?
Sheep were burned up, camels stolen.
The worst was yet to come:
Job’s children now had all been killed —
A great wind crushed their home.
Job mourned his tragic losses,
But he never did blame God.
He still gave praise and worshipped Him.
He had the right response!
A special lesson from this story:
Because Job didn’t respond by sinning against God, God blessed him with twice as many blessings as before.
“In all this, Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.” (Job 1:22 / KJV)
Scripture Reference: Job 1:1-22