Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. Job 1:8
You may not always understand why God allows certain things to happen, but you can be certain that He is not making any mistakes.
When we remember Job, it’s important to acknowledge that that God allows negative things to happen. Satan could destroy Job’s life, but not take his life. God is all powerful, while Satan is limited in authority and power.
It’s true that Satan works with what we give him, but the Lord is also in control of what he does against us. Job was a perfect man, and God chose him to prove to Satan that God’s faithful ones do not fold. It’s interesting that Job questioned God, and that his friends accused him of offending God and even secret sin. His friends did not know that this was initiated by God. They did not know God had a come back story already in the works!
We must develop deeper convictions so that we can rest in God, believing that all things are in His control and for His purposes. When we trust God is for us and not against, surrendering to His will is not a hard task.
Thank you Lord Jesus that we battle from a place of victory. I pray you help us walk in the conviction of faithfulness, where we would not deny or curse you despite of what we experience in this life. I ask you for wisdom, discernment and favor. May you give us double for our trouble. In Jesus name, Amen.