He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
And naked I shall return there.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.” Job 1:21 NASB
Job received a lot of bad information all in one moment. He lost his livestock and all of his kids all in one day. Of course, this was all at the hands of Satan. But nevertheless, it was all painful and overwhelming.
How do you deal with times when you are overwhelmed? Do you lose it? Do you get mad and angry? Do you take it out on God?
Maybe we should follow Job’s example. After he heard the news, he worshipped the Lord. “Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
That is hard to do. But if you look to the Lord as your source and realize that everything comes from Him, then you know that He is in control.
And knowing that God is in control is the best place to be.
Father, help us to look to You when times and circumstances are overwhelming. Help us to know and take comfort that You know everything and that You are in control.