As we go back to the old testament times, and look at the life of a man who endured so much suffering, grief, trauma, name all the unpleasant events that could possibly happen in one's life.
We at times, have the tendency to blame God for all this catastrophies that we had or we are just about to experience, or presently experiencing in our lives.
That could be justified as a normal reaction of a peron going through so much pain and hardship that others might think of it this way;"it's just too much!" ,or "it exceeds all the limits and possibilities!". Wherein, we conclude that it is desperately hopeless--
If that's an appropriate term to be used to be able to describe the intensity of it.
Job was regarded as the most righteous man in the history of the old testament before the time of Abraham. He was a wealthy man and has everything he could ever need or want.He has a good family and he is a man full of worship and gratitude which shows his extravagant love for the Lord his God.
The Lord was so delighted with Job and satan pleaded to test Job, with the words "he will blame you Lord and turn away from you when you take everything he has, everything precious to him,including his family".
But if I could just put it in my own version, the Lord's heart was full of confidence even when that time of great testing would come in Job's life,
I believe that the Lord knew Job more than anyone else does and He loved him so much and was delighted in his son's life.
Even when everything was stripped off from him, death came upon his sons and the rest of his properties and livestock were all gone, Job remained steadfast and still full of worship in the midst of his sufferings. He kept a constant communion with the Lord his God, drawing strength from Him and Him alone.
Even when Job was deserted by all his friends and he has no one else left to be there for him, he was never without hope. He knew his GOD well. he knows that HE is greater than all the things he has to go through. He worshiped HIM even more.
Job is a HISTORYMAKER of his time! His example and the legacy of faith was passed on to the succeeding generations.
It still doesn't end there, GOD doubled what was taken away from Job and his life was never the same again. God blessed him so much, that even his storehouses could not contain such abundant blessing. It was poured out from heaven down to earth,it was overflowing. (Job 42:10-15).
Let me close this with a verse;
"While he was still talking, another messenger arrived and said, "your children were having a party at the home of the oldest brother when a tornado swept in off the desert and struck the house. It collapsed on the young people and they died,Im the only one to get out alive and tell you what happened".
Job got to his feet, ripped his robe, shaved his head, then fell to the ground and worshipped:
Naked I came from my mother's womb, Naked I'll return to the womb of the earth,
God gives, God takes.
God's Name be ever blessed!
Not once through all this did Job sin, not once did he blame God."
Job1:18-22 (the MESSAGE, remix)