“There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil…Then the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him.” So Satan departed from the presence of the LORD.”
Job 1:1, 12 NASB
Job was an respected, righteous man whom God allowed Satan to test. In one day Job lost his family, his crops, his livestock, and his wealth. Very soon there after he lost his health. His three closest friends were not exactly a tribe of support for him either. All of this was a spiritual test: Was Job the follower of God he said he was? Was his faith in God’s sovereignty real? Job DID remain faithful, even if it wasn’t always pretty to outsiders. His health, life, family, and wealth were restored.
During life’s trials stay strong in faith to the Lord. Press into Him, and do not swerve. God is with you. 🚦