When life as you know it gets put on hold…
Have you ever experienced a season where for a matter of days, weeks, months or maybe even years, your life suddenly felt like it was on hold?
This happened to me a few months back with my husband’s collision with a car whilst riding his bike. Things that seemed important were no longer priority and an eternal perspective was heightened. For many of you, your experience may have lingered for a lot longer than I encountered (while nursing Justin back to full health again), but whatever the case, it’s important to look at these events from God’s perspective.
I love that God gave us the book of Job to relate to when going through hardships, grief and disappointment. Job encountered the highest degree of trials on all fronts of his life but his reaction after loosing all his wealth, source of provision, shepherds, servants and even his children, is one to be admired. Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship. He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!” In all of this, Job did not sin by blaming God. (Job 1:20-22 NLT) Yes, after all that happened to him, He WORSHIPPED! He may have fell to the ground, but he WORSHIPPED and did not blame God.
This is such a powerful example and a great reminder that even in the midst of a storm, even when it seemed his life was on hold, forever changed, he still worshipped God!