bird sheltering from stormThe Lord cares about every detail of our lives, even when we are in the eye of a storm.

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26

How often we cry out, “I can’t take it!” when the Storms of Life rise and threaten to destroy us. We forget so quickly the Lord has promised to stand by us no matter what happens.

The Old Testament book of JOB tells us about a family who suffered terrible loss. Job came through the storms of life with his faith intact. Although he had never read 1 Corinthians 10:13 (a New Testament scripture written thousands of years later), he fully believed and experienced its truth.

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).

Job’s wife came through the storm too, but she fell apart emotionally and spiritually on her journey back to faith.

The message of this devotional is very encouraging. When the storms of life come, you can take it! Our attitude makes the difference as to how we weather the storm.

Job, a Prime Example of Weathering Storms

JOB is one of the oldest, most interesting, and thought-provoking books of the Bible. It is not often one gets to look behind the scenes and sense the will and purposes of Almighty God.

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job (Job 1:1).

Job lived a long time ago. Many believe he was a contemporary of Abraham, and the book written about him is certainly one of the oldest books in the Bible. He lived in the land of Uz in the Middle East and was a well-known figure in his hometown. Everybody knew Job.

But more importantly, God knew Job. He knew his name, where he lived, and all the circumstances of his life.

We Can Follow Job’s Example in Our Storms

God knows everything about us too. Psalm 139 tells us He knows exactly who we are (v.1-5). The Lord is aware of what we are thinking and even what we are going to say before we utter a word. Our Creator understands where we are right at this moment (v.7-12). He knows what we are (v.13-16). The Lord watched over us while we were being formed in the womb. He scheduled each day of our life before we began to breathe. Every day was recorded in His book.

It is said a genuine friend is the one who knows the worst about you and loves you just the same! Our God is a Friend Indeed and this Psalm reminds us He thinks about us constantly. When we awaken in the morning, we still have His full attention (v.17-18).

Face Your Storms in the Power of the Lord

There was a man. There is a man – a woman – a child – named (put your name here). You too are known to God and He cares deeply about you. You were born for a purpose and you may confidently entrust your life to Him for the fulfilment of that purpose.

Lord, You knew about Job – and you know about me. My life is an open book to You. Help me to serve You and my generation with my whole heart in whatever place life has set me, and in whatever work has been given me to do: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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