When Trust is Tested (Job 1:21)

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In August 1992, Hurricane Andrew ravaged South Florida, destroying homes, businesses, and lives. The cost of that terrible disaster cannot be estimated only in terms of millions upon millions of dollars. What about the incalculable human suffering – physical, emotional, and spiritual? If people lost faith in God and prayer, they sustained the worst loss of all.

In the spring of 1993, some pastors who had churches in that area gathered to share their experiences and reactions. They all agreed that everyone who had encountered the terrifying power of that hurricane had come to realize how helpless and vulnerable we human beings really are.

Proud as we may be of our technological achievements, there are times when we are compelled to confess humbly, “We are not in charge.” Some of the people whose trust was tested were able to say in the words of Job, “The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord (Job 1:21).

Is your trust in God so complete that no matter what takes place you will humbly rely on His wisdom, goodness, and mercy? Trusting in God will enable you to endure trials without despair. – Vernon C. Grounds

My times are in Thy hand;
Why should I doubt or fear?
My Father’s hand will never cause
His child a needless tear. – Lloyd

God doesn’t promise security from life’s storms but security in life’s storms.
– October 5, 1994