9/11/11 Devotional Thought

“Job got to his feet, ripped his robe, shaved his head, then fell to the ground and worshiped: 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.” Job 1:20-21
Job 1:1 talks about what kind of man Job was. I’m no where near as devoted as Job was most days of my life (although that is my desire) and yet I feel as though God abandoned His poor, innocent servant every time things don’t go my way. What is up with that?

Reading these verses, I feel like such a spoiled brat. I turn quickly on my awesome loving Savior when physical things go wrong. Lord, please teach me to respond like Job did. He immediately went to worship and recognized that he came into this world with nothing and will leave this world with nothing. It’s all in God’s hands. His capable, loving, strong, nail-scared hands…