When it Rains it Pours

Do you feel like your sufferings are neverending and wonder why God is punishing you? The Book of Job teaches that Satan needs permission to challenge us. God allows this because challenges purify our lives and refine our faith and faithfulness is about more than how many “blessings” we have.

Job 1: 1-12

If we are God’s people Satan needs permission to come and challenge us. Whatever we go through in life God thinks that we can handle it.

Job 2: 1-10

How did Job deal with all these challenges?

God will not allow us to go through changes that we cannot stand up to.

God allows us to go through challenges so that we can learn and grow from it

Job 3:7-8

Job 4:8

Job 32:6-9

Job 34:10-17

We all can ponder the question of why we go through so many challenges when God is good and powerful? We must never think that God does any wrong. As people, we try to prevent our children from getting hurt. The reality is that they will get hurt. We’ve got to learn to thank God for the challenges that we go through in life. Satan does not have the last word on God’s people. The trials that we go through are purifying our faith.

When we go through challenges it’s hard to believe that any good is coming out of them. We cannot live our lives questioning God, we need to remember that despite what is going on in our lives or the world- God is absolutely in control. God will always bless our faithfulness. We do not go through trials because we are in sin. We need to trust God and not give up no matter what we may be going through. The only way we lose is if we give up.