Today’s Bible Besties devotion is about Job.
Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped.Job 1:20
Devotion for Today
Job lost everything, his kids, his livestock, servants… he lost them all at the same time. But here’s what I love about Job: he refused to give up on God. In fact, even though he lost everything, he worshiped God.
His world had been rocked to the core, but he held onto his faith.
I think one of the things that impresses me the most about Job is how he clung to God when the people around him didn’t. His wife told him to curse God and die (Job 2:9). His “friends” weren’t very encouraging either; suggesting that he had somehow brought this on himself.
And I wonder how often we find ourselves there?
I hope you’ve never found yourself in Job’s shoes, but we have all been devastated at some point or another. And despite their best intentions, the people in our lives aren’t always very encouraging when we’re going through something hard.
Years ago, I was going through something insanely difficult, and a well meaning friend sent me information on how I could be better. As if I had brought my circumstances on myself through some failure I had. That wasn’t true, and I knew it, but it still hurt. I had confided in her, trusted her with something hard, and she had no empathy.
Have you ever been there?
Have you ever been going through something real and had the people around you miss the mark when it came to encouraging you? That’s where Job found himself, but he didn’t give up on his faith just because those who shared it didn’t get what he was going through. And we don’t have to either.
If your friends aren’t there for you, Job can be. He can be the encouragement you need when the going gets tough because he’s been there. He worshiped God when all seemed like it was lost, and we can, too.