Faithful in Anxious Moments

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Job seemed to have lost everything: His wealth, property, family, and health. Facing a situation that seemed hopeless, his wife urged him, “Curse God and die” (Job 2:9). Pained by his suffering, he had many questions. But he never seemed to lose faith in God.

Even when first experiencing problems, he “fell to the ground and worshiped,” saying, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:20-21).

He did not understand why he had gone through difficulties, but Job would not allow these problems to deter his faith in God, declaring, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.” He placed himself completely in God’s hands, and remained confident in Him, regardless of the circumstances or what other people said.

Job did not know when or how God would act, but clung to the hope that He would take care of everything. And, if he remained faithful and trusted in Him, Job believed that he would come forth as gold (Job 23:10).

These are important truths to remember when we have problems or go through anxious times. God is not surprised if we have questions. If we doubt, or feel confused, bitter, or even angry. But, down deep, we need to believe that God always is with us, and that He cares for us. And confident that when we call Him, He will hear and answer.

No matter what you go through, remember you can hope in God. Call on Him with the questions that trouble you. Trust Him to deliver you, and provide what you need. As you persevere, have faith that you will come forth as gold!