The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord!
When Job lost all of his ten children and his possessions before breaking out with severe boils from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head, even his wife told him to curse God and die. But he remained faithful through the darkness, despite judgment and persecution from his closest friends. In the end, God restored all that he had lost and blessed the latter days of his life even more than his earlier ones. Going through some tough times? Read the book of Job! You, too, will be able to say with confidence, “I know that my Redeemer lives!” We Christians don’t get bitter; we get better!