I want to focus on the exchange between Job and his wife in chapter 2, verses 9 and 10. It said: “Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!”
10But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?”
There is the belief in some circles that only good comes from God, that He wants us healthy, wealthy and wise. That if you’re sick or poor, then you just don’t have enough faith.
How does that align with what Job said to his wife? “Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?”
God allows both to come into our lives. Sometimes the best thing for us is financial hardship or ill health or relationship problems. God is not interested in our comfort. He is interested in making us grow closer to Him, using whatever means will best accomplish that goal.
So if you’re going through difficulties, fear not. If your heart is centered on Him, He is with you.