The one person we all know well in the Bible is Job. Job represents for many life’s hardships and all that is bad that could possibly happen to a human being in this lifetime. Of course Job’s story is one of hope where in spite of all his losses and afflictions, he comes out of it with many blessings.
The biggest take away lesson for me in reading Job’s story is that we are not in control. After Job ranted and raved, complaining to God – God’s reply came like a whirlwind that provides a dynamic backdrop for us to all ponder from time to time especially when we lose sight of the bigger picture. From Job 38:4-36; 39:26 God asked the following: