“And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends”- (Job 42:10a NKJV)
Many people feel that Job’s trial was a blessing in disguise from God. I do not believe that. According to the Word, it was the devil who took from Job. His affliction was called a “captivity,” not a “blessing.” In the hedge of Job’s life, there existed a gap that made him susceptible to Satan’s attack.
When you read the book of Job, you find that Satan, not God, robs Job. And in the end, we find that God gives much to Job. Satan is always a thief; he takes away. But God is a giver.
If there if an area of fear in your life, Satan can use this as an opportunity to rob from you, just as he robbed from Job.
People have often emphasized Job’s trials, rather than the story’s ending. But the book of James tells us, “seen the end intended by the Lord” (James 5:11). Job’s trials lasted only about nine months, but he lived for 140 years. Let’s “major” on his blessings and “minor” on his trials.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You that whatever the trial or affliction we may face, You have a supernatural way for us to be victorious. We give You praise and glory for what You are doing in our lives.
In Jesus’s Name,