God gives and God takes away

Job 1:21 “Naked I can from my mother and naked I will return. The Lord has given and the Lord has taken away! May the name of the Lord be praised.”
Someone reminded me today of the fact that God gives and God takes away.  He also opened my eyes to what that may mean to me. So I had to ask myself just what does that mean to me?  As I reflect back over the last few years, I can see things that he has given to me and my family and I thank him for all of those things, but I don’t think I ever looked at the things we lost or I lost (like my job) or the financial struggles that we have faced as God taking some of those things away, but hearing those words today has really made me look at the last few years in a different way. The only thing I can come up with is that it’s the good Lord above talking to me.  There is a lesson to be learned here and I’m willing to listen.  I sit here today knowing that our electricity should not be on but it is and I give all the praise to the good Lord.  I can now see that this is one of the things that God has given to us. I am so excited to be able to realize what is happening.  I feel stronger in my walk with Jesus and I feel so much closer to Him.  I pray that my message helps others that may be in my shoes.  As I was also reminded today that we all have been there at one time or another.


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