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Job, a perfect and upright man in the Old Testament lost everything he owned including his ten children. However, he knew how to praise the Lord in difficult times. He said, “the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:21). “Shall we receive good at the hand of God and shall we not receive evil?” (Job 2:10). In the end the Lord rewarded Job with twice as much as he had before (Job 42:10).

We need to be like Job, who said, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust him: but I will maintain my own ways before him” (Job 13:15).

We do not worship God because of our trials, but we worship God in spite of them. We do not praise God for our tragedies, but we praise God in them. Like Job, we hear God speak to us out of the storm (Job 38:1).

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