You and I can rest in the fact that all of us who believe in a Creator of creation also believe in the supernatural. All who trust that the Bible is the Word of God are forced to humble themselves and become as little children, much to the scorn of a proud and godless world. But that is the way of salvation. The door has been made low to exclude those who are wise in their own conceits. God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble.
So, the supernatural book of Job is entirely in keeping with the rest of the supernatural Word of God. And how did Job handle the terrible news that his family and all he owned was taken away from him? The man tore his robe, shaved his head, fell to the ground and worshiped God. Job was a godly man. He knew that God is the giver of life and that ultimately He’s also the One who takes life away. That was Job’s fortification.
But this isn’t how the ungodly think, God isn’t in their thoughts. Millions don’t attribute the blessings of loved ones, food, light, the seasons, color, beauty, fruits, eyesight, hearing or their own lives to God. They think the human beings are the mere product of change. There was a big bang, and there you have it-we are here. No one is to be thanked for anything. But Job was different. He was insightful and thankful, even in his unregenerate state. Look at the humble words he spoke as his life was being torn apart; “Naked I came from my mothers womb, and naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord (Job 1:21).
Job had questions for God, but then God began to ask questions of His own. And in His response to a grieving, broken man, we can catch a glimpse of hope in the midst of our own suffering. We see that when God speaks, He will transform you and forever change your purpose on suffering and faith.
What wise and wonderful words! Job held onto the things of this world with a loose hand, and so must we if we want to bolster ourselves against inevitable suffering. Job’s words need to be close to our hearts, because his experience could happen to any of us in a moment of time. Every day we hear of lives being torn apart by bombs, tornados, hurricanes and accidents, and the attitude that was Job’s must be the attitude that is our own fortification and consolation. We are mere custodians of our loved ones. They belong to God, as He is their Creator.
God provided us with a Savior not to give us a smooth flight without trials but to give us a safe landing.
Ray Comfort, God Speaks