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Seeing God Amidst The Storms (Job 1:13-21)

Phillip Stuckey, September 3, 2017
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

The devastation this past week from Hurricane Harvey makes our hearts ache at the grief and loss so many have suffered. Whenever we face loss and grief from natural disasters or tragedy we often struggle to understand why these things are happening if God is truly good and truly in control. Many of us have weathered the storms of life with God and have contentment and peace even during the worst of times. Many of us take great comfort in knowing that God understands our struggles and that He cares for us (Phil. 2:6-8). Let’s consider some things we learn from God’s words that will help us to be assured that God wants to be with us and bless us even amidst the storms of life.

Tags: Christian Living, Discipleship, Evil, Faith, Good, Hope, Perseverance, Suffering, Trial, Trust

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Job 1:13–21 (Listen)

13 Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house, 14 and there came a messenger to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, 15 and the Sabeans fell upon them and took them and struck down the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 16 While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 17 While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “The Chaldeans formed three groups and made a raid on the camels and took them and struck down the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 18 While he was yet speaking, there came another and said, “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house, 19 and behold, a great wind came across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young people, and they are dead, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

20 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. 21 And he said, “Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”

(ESV)

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