In Job 1, Satan is looking for someone to devour and the Lord presents him with Job. Job was a perfect and upright man, even one who shunned or avoided evil. However, Satan was convinced that the only reason Job served God was because God protected and shielded him from evil. Thus, God allowed Satan to test and afflict Job…to the degree that all he had from his children, to his wealth and even his health was taken from him.
But in (Job 1:20) it says “Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped.”
What a man of God! Through all that he went through, through all that he had lost, even through the frustration of his wife telling him to curse God and die, Job worshipped God in the midst of great trouble and affliction. However, though Job’s story has been told, ours have yet to be written, and the fact is will we who call ourselves Christians worship God in the midst of the storm?
Often, the difference between the real Christian and the ones who say they are Christians is how we carry ourselves in the midst of great trouble. When trouble comes do we moan and complain? When trouble comes, do we want everyone to know so they can feel sorry for us? When trouble comes, do we lose that zeal we had for God because we only serve the God of the good times and not the God of trouble?
Is God not the same God in good times as He would be when times are bad? Though we may see God differently during the good verses the bad times in our lives, He is still Almighty God. Job understood come what may, God was still worthy of all worship regardless of what the family says, and regardless of what friends say, and make no mistake about it his friends had a lot to say.
Therefore, whether you believe the harvest is plentiful or whether you believe the harvest is in a state of drought, the call for all Christians is to worship God before, during and after the storm, because praise and worship has a way of causing God to show up and show out on our behalf. It may not happen right away, but wait on it for it shall surely come.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason