Don’t Blame God
In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly (accused with wrong) – Job 1:22.
Job was a man who lived a life that was pleasing to God. He didn’t struggle in his faith, nor did He practice sin, but he hated sin and tried to avoid it in every way that he could. Although God was pleased with Job’s life-style, it didn’t stop devastation from coming into his life. Job had to face life with the answers and explanations held back. Sometimes God doesn’t gives us an explanation, and when He doesn’t we must trust Him and know that He cares.Devastation, hurt, and disappointments, doesn’t mean that the individual has sinned, but has been attacked by Satan. Sometimes unhappiness and sorrow come upon us because of our disobedience to God, but in Job’s case, that wasn’t it. Satan attacked Job because of his faithfulness to God and he hated evil. Sometimes the attack on our life is because of our faithfulness to God and His Word being activated in our lives. As Christians, we’re not exempt from pain and sorrow, matter of fact, the Bible teaches, in this life we will have sorrow through our trials and tribulations (Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God – Acts 14:22).
We are the disciples of Jesus Christ, and every day will not be a bed of roses. We will have mountaintop and valley experiences. When trouble comes, that’s when we should intensify our prayer life, staying in the presence of God coupled with fasting to strengthen ourselves during the time of discomforting circumstance. If not, we will begin to lose faith, we will blame God, and sometimes, turn to the world for solutions to our problem. We must live in faith, faith is like having a credit card with a credit up to $100,000.00 or more, but until you activate the card no matter what you have been given if the card is not activated you can’t use it, and you will not get anything. We must also keep in mind before a company will give you credit, you must be in good standing, likewise with you activating faith. If we’re not living according to the Word of God, it’s hard to muster up faith because sin brings doubt.
Everything Job went through, he didn’t blame God (Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him, but I will maintain mine own ways before Him – Job 13:15). When we submit ourselves to the Spirit and the Word of God, we don’t have to worry about the attacks of Satan, but place our trust in God, knowing as we have walked uprightly before God, the attack is only going to make our faith stronger in God (The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger – Job 17:9).
Just as God is the adversary of Satan, as children of God, we’re also Satan’s adversary. He doesn’t like you, he doesn’t want you to place your faith in God, but to blame God and lose faith. When we do this, Satan knows we can’t receive any answers to our prayer, because he that comes to God, must believe in God and know that He’s a rewarder of those that have faith in Him (But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him Hebrews 11:6).
The attack is to make you lose faith and blame God, but when the attack comes, we must do like the military, we must have on the armor, and call for back up. The armor is prayer, fasting, and confessing the Word of God over the situation, God’s Word is spirit and it’s life! The back up is when you can get another sister or brother to pray with you in agreement (Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven – Matthew 18:19).
Don’t blame God, put on your armor, keep it on, so whenever the attack occurs, you will be ready for battle. When you look at war movies, you never see the soldier putting on his armor, the armor stays with the soldier at all times, and that’s the way we should be, the armor should be on at all times, and when the fight is too intense, call for back up, don’t allow your fear to be greater than your faith!