The Unshakable Bottom Line

Do you know the unshakable bottom line that God gave Job in his trials? This 1-minute devotion explains. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

A friend and I were talking about a time in our lives when God allowed things to turn upside-down, times when we felt confused and felt God had let us down.

It was faith-bending at first because it seemed like we'd overestimated God. But, in the end, it was faith-building because we'd actually underestimated Him. 

We often underestimate God.

That's why God gave us the Book of Job. 

When God allowed Job's world to crash down around him, he proclaimed, “The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised" (Job 1:21).

However, when things got worse, Job also began to underestimate God's love and wisdom. So God gave Job the only answer any of us need--the unshakable bottom line: We are not all-wise and all-knowing, but God is. And besides that, He's filled with loving kindness.

Are you struggling with a trial that doesn't seem good or fair? I encourage you to read the final chapters of Job and remember that unshakable bottom line (Job 38-42:6). Anything God allows in our lives is something He is going to use for our good.

Do you know the unshakable bottom line that God gave Job in his trials? This 1-minute devotion explains. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

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  1. Good reminder, Gail. Seems there are a few of us mulling this over at the same time.

  2. This is a good thought to mull over today, Gail. I am praying for you :-) that you both have continued strength to minister while you are away for missions.

  3. Thank you for sharing this post today. I needed to read it. I needed the reminder that He is all-wise & all-knowing. He will do what is best for me in His eyes as He is the One holding the plans.

  4. I was blessed by this post. Job is one of my favorite Books in the Bible. There are so many lessons to be learned therein. Thanks for hosting this inspirational party.

  5. Gail...That verse from Job had new meaning to me when our son went home to the Lord. God's sovereignty is not always to be understood but it can be trusted. Thank you for the reminder today and for the link up friend. Blessings.

  6. I just found your blog...and am glad I did! This is a truly encouraging word for me today as I travel through loss. I know that God is trustworthy and always worthy of our praise!

    Blessings, Joan

  7. I have enjoyed everything I've read until now you have wrote.
    You beginning statement is so untrue. God does not confuse us. Satan confused you and did something but God did not. Satan has come to kill still and destroy
    God is the giver and auther of life.
    God also did not do the things listed in Job to Job. Reread the first chapter of Job and think about who God is talking to and who possesed the Sabeans to kill his serveants and take his cattle. Think for a little while on what was going on. Job thought it was God how ever it was not God who took from Job.

    1. I understand your point, and while I think most people who've read this devotion understand I am talking about things God "allowed" I will edit that sentence for clarity in case others like you misunderstand the meaning.