Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped.
And he said: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."
In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.
I usually like to use just one verse at a time, but this morning all these three verses are important in this discussion.
I want to start off asking you how strong is your faith? For most of us, our faith is strong when things are going good, but when a little (or a lot) of turbulence starts to make waves, we falter in our faith.
Job's story is well known to most of us. He was a "man that was blameless, and upright, and one who feared the Lord and shunned evil." Even still, he lost his wealth, his children, and eventually his health. His wife told him to "curse God and die," and his friends were critical and judgmental. But through all this, all Job did was recognized God's sovereignty and worshiped him.
Job does eventually question God. God responds only with many examples of His sovereignty. God never answers Job's question of "why". A very humble Job response can be found in 42:2-6, where he excepts God's sovereignty over his life and trust God in all things.
Knowing God is sovereign in all aspects of his life, Job understood that God allows pain in our lives, but He may never reveal the reason for our suffering to us.
So again I ask, how strong is your faith? Will you trust Him even when you don't understand the "why" in your suffering?