Lessons from Job: Don’t give up on God!
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Instead of giving up, remember what’s true.

08/01/22 | 1 min read
It’s one of many lessons Job can teach us.

Right now we’re reading about Job, who went through a LOT of hard times. There were times Job felt alone and forgotten. But he reminded himself of certain truths that strengthened his faith. When challenges came, he turned to God instead of getting bitter and turning away.

Here are three specific truths Job seemed to remember:

  1. The Lord is more powerful than any problem.
    Job knew that with the Lord, he could have “wisdom and strength, … counsel and understanding” (Job 12:13). The power of the Lord is greater than anyone else’s. That means He has power to help you!
  2. Job could choose to trust the Lord.
    As Job put it, “Though [the Lord] slay me, yet will I trust in him” (Job 13:15). That level of trust doesn’t happen without effort—it’s a choice! We, like Job, can decide to act on thoughts and feelings from the Spirit. We can join Job in saying, “I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth” (Job 19:25).
  3. Righteous choices bring blessings.
    Job continued to keep the commandments even when challenges came (see Job 23:11). He showed the Lord that he loved and had faith in Him, even when he wasn’t sure how his situation would ever improve.

Job’s problems didn’t go away immediately, but these truths helped him get through with faith. When things get hard, turn toward God—not away from Him! Face the light and let it help you grow.
Look for three more Job “pro tips” during the rest of this week.

Your Three

What would be helpful for you to remember when you’re facing a challenge? Write down three truths to look back on during hard times!