September 30, 2020
When Job had a trial come into his life, he responded correctly by humbling himself, worshiping God, and having faith in God. However, as the trial continues in his life, we come to Job's third response. Job starts complaining and demanding answers from God. Job's third response was not right because he began to question God. He stated that if he knew where God sat, he would go to him and demand answers on why God allowed the trial in his life. Job lost his focus on trusting God through the trial and began to focus on himself and his predicament. When we turn our focus inward toward ourselves, we will start complaining and wanting God to immediately fix the problem instead of trusting that He has a plan and that everything will work out accordingly. The trials we go through are for a reason, and sometimes that reason is to build our faith in God. When we focus on God when going through a trial, we will find ourselves praising Him and having our faith and trust in Him. Don't complain and start to demand God to do things when you are going through a trial. Trust God and keep your focus on Him and not on yourself.
Then Job answered and said, Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning. Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat! I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments. I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.
Job 23:1-5 (KJV)
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