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When All Is Gone... God is Enough

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Through no fault of his own, not because of anything that he had done, Job lost his wealth, children, and health.

 Job’s greatest trial was not his pain or his loss; it was not being able to understand why God allowed him to suffer.

                *Prosperity is not always a reward for being good.

                *Those who love God are not exempt from trouble.

Satan attempted to drive a wedge between Job and God by getting Job to believe that God’s governing of the world was not just and good.

                *Do not let any experience come between you and God.

                *Although you can’t control how Satan may attack, you can always choose how you will respond when it happens.

                *God is all-wise and all-powerful. His will is perfect, yet He does not always act in ways we understand

Job’s suffering didn’t make sense because everyone believed good people were supposed to prosper.

Sometimes God feels far away. This may cause us to feel alone and to doubt His care for us.

                *We should serve God for what He is, not how we feel.

God alone knew the purpose behind Job’s suffering, and yet he never explained it to Job. In spite of this Job never gave up on God… even in the midst of suffering.

                *He never placed his hope in his experience, his wisdom, his friends, or his wealth. Job focused on God.

Job showed the kind of trust we all are to have. When everything is stripped away, we are to recognize that God is all we ever really had.

                *We should not demand that God explain everything.

                *God gives us Himself, but not all the details of His plans.

Can you say that when all is gone but God, He is enough?

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