blessed be the name of the Lord

Previously: go about doing good

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.

Loss hurts. Suffering hurts. No one is immune from it. How can we keep our head on straight and our hearts free from bitterness? Take our cue from Job, who, like many of us, did not earn his suffering, but on a single day, lost all his flocks and herds, and all his children, to violence and natural disasters:

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

He worshiped. He worshiped the One who alone is worthy of worship and praise despite loss, suffering, and trials. ♥

Continued: perfect lovingkindness

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