January 27: Job’s prayer from frustration

And said, “Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

Job 1:21

Are you frustrated? Has life been miserable to you? I was talking to a friend, within a short period of time he lost his family, his wealth, and his health. Job knew what that was like – but how did Job pray when we’d be frustrated with how life is going?

Job recognized he started with nothing, and he will end with nothing. Everything is under God’s sovereign hand.

When life is rough – we can still say, “Blessed be the name of the Lord!”