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Suddenly – Day 9

Job 1:19

While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, “Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the older brother’s house when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

The Thought

The first chapter of Job is full of tragedy resulting from a discussion between Satan and God (verse 1). That leaves me wondering why the devil still had access to heaven. The whole book of Job can leave us with more questions than answers. But there are many things we can learn from Job’s experiences as well as from the advice of his friends who were wanting to bring helpful answers to Job during this tragic time in his life.

One of the important things we learn from Job is that God rewards faithfulness. All of us face “suddenlies” in our lives. Sometimes good ones, sometimes bad ones. That is a part of life in our fallen world. If anyone told you that becoming a Christian would make life wonderful and you would never have problems, they were lying. God never promises a problem free life, but He does promise to be with us through whatever we have to face.

Jesus told His followers, and He tells us today I am with you always, to the very end of the age (Matthew 28:20).


Praise Jesus today for that fact. No matter what trials and difficulties the world might throw at us, He is there. Sometimes we are aware of His presence, sometimes not (That’s where faith comes in!).

Read John 14 today. This chapter gives us Jesus’ farewell speech to His disciples, and tells us that He will send “another advocate” (or comforter) who will be with us forever, the Spirit of truth (John 14:16-17).

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