With obedience comes adversity
Jesus never said it would be easy.
We have to learn what Job learned.
We have to take the rough with the smooth or we remain fair weather Christians.
God loved Job so because Job loved God because He was God not just because He was kind and bountiful to Job or tough on him. There was no other criterion. The Lord was not an insurance policy.
And he said:
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
And naked shall I return there.
The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away;
Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
He said take up your cross and follow me, not take up your parachute.
I know He is the Way the Truth and the Life. He is my only Light when the lights go out on earth.