Job 3:11 - " Why did I not die at birth, Come forth from the womb and expire? NASU
He lost all of his children (7 sons and 3 daughters) in one day along with all of his livestock and many of his servants. (Job 1:3 - His possessions also were 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys,…).
In one disaster it is explained this way: Job 1:16 - "The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them,…" NASU
The devil made his attack on Job appear as though it was coming from God.
If you want to talk about people who have lost all of their wealth, then Job's name once again would be able to enter into the discussion. There were no insurance policies to help him recover any of his losses.
There wasn't going to be a filing of bankruptcy papers to help ease some of his financial pain.
After all of the above sufferings came his way next his own health was taken from him.
Maybe some of you who are reading my Pump Ups have been going through your own share of sufferings. You might have cried out these same words, "I wish I were dead or I wish I had never been born."
Please trust me when I say, "God knows what you are going through and He is able to help you recover from your sufferings."
Let me encourage you to remain faithful to God as Job did. When you read the last chapter of Job this is what you will find.
Job 42:10 - "The LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the LORD increased all that Job had twofold."
12-13 - "The LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had 14,000 sheep and 6,000 camels and 1,000 yoke of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys. 13 He had seven sons and three daughters." NASU
Think On These:
When God allows a burden to be put upon you, He will put His arms underneath you to help you carry it.
The Lord calls for us to stand, though not always to understand.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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