Responding to Calamities

When Job heard this, he tore his clothes and shaved his head because of his great sorrow. He knelt on the ground, then worshiped God and said: “We bring nothing at birth; we take nothing with us at death. The LORD alone gives and takes. Praise the name of the LORD!” In spite of everything, Job did not sin or accuse God of doing wrong.

(Job 1:20-22 CEV)

While sitting still in church one day, the enemy’s voice broke through the silence, reminding me of what I had lost. Yet with a peace of mind and eyes fixated on the big cross overlooking the sanctuary, I told God that I was okay with what He had chosen to take away. How do you respond when something or someone is taken away from you? Do you walk away from God or continue to cling to Him? It has often been said that the difficult times reveal our true character. Job stayed true to his throughout his time of testing and I believe that it’s because he had already established an unshakable faith in God. Job’s faith led him to see the sovereign hand of God at work, which gave him repose even in the face of tragedy. God had Job’s best interest at heart. He has ours too.

Unshakable faith keeps us steady in shakable times.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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