Your Answer Is—God!
Job’s troubles lasted almost a year. In that year he lost his children, his money, and his health. That’s when he prayed, ‘Oh, that I knew where I might find Him.’
Take note: Job didn’t pray, ‘Oh, that I knew how to get back my children, my money, and my health.’ He focused on none of those things. He realized that when you are in right standing with God, all the rest will fall into place.
Here’s a truth you learn when you lose what you love: when you’ve nothing left but God, you discover that God is enough! Much of the book of Job is about him arguing with God and complaining about his lot in life. Are you doing that? If you are, don’t worry. God can handle it. As long as your eyes are on Him, He can correct you, teach you, help you, and cause you to grow stronger in faith.
Job wasn’t privy to what had gone on behind the scenes. He didn’t know that a discussion had taken place between God and Satan in which Satan said, ‘If You strip Job of all he has, he will curse You’ (Job 1:11). But God knew differently, so He allowed Satan to attack Job for a season.
When it was over, God hadn’t changed His mind about Job and Job hadn’t changed his mind about God. The only one who had changed his mind was Satan! If you’re wondering how the story ends: ‘The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning’ (Job 42:12 NKJV). Awesome. So if you’re in trouble today, your answer is—God. Keep trusting Him and He will bring you through victorious!
‘Oh, that I knew where I might find him, that I might come even to his seat!’ Job 23:3 ESV