Job. It’s one of those books… you know, the Old Testament… long… lots of text where you might forget who is actually talking…
It’s one of those books that doesn’t come to mind when you think about being thankful. I mean, this man who did nothing wrong had his health, family, livelihood all taken from him. His wife and friends berated him and accused him of wrongdoing. Because why would all of these bad things happen if Job hadn’t done something wrong.
I can’t imagine being in Job’s place.
But even still, with everything taken from him, Job thanks God.
20 Then Job stood up, tore his robe, and shaved his head. He fell to the ground and worshiped, 21 saying:
Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
and naked I will leave this life.[c]
The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.
22 Throughout all this Job did not sin or blame God for anything
I can’t imagine worshiping God when everything is taken away. But this is what we are made for. What we are supposed to do. We are made to worship God alone. He is the provider. He knows what lies ahead. He is the one we offer thanks and praise. Not just when things are good, but rather all the time. In all circumstances. To be grateful for what He has provided.
To give thanks with a grateful heart.
This page came together super quick using some old washi from my stash and the stickers that come in the Gracious Gratitude kit. The enamel shapes gave a nice finishing touch. You can find this amazing kit through this link.