Job 2:10 “Should we accept only good from God and not adversity?”
As Christians, it is very easy to believe the lie that if we are faithful, God will always reward that faithfulness by blessing us materially and physically in this life.
Sometimes He does. But not always.
We are always blessed when we are faithful - spiritually.
But rain falls on the faithful and the wicked. Bad things happen to "good" people (and I put good in quote because none of us are good apart from the Holy Spirit's transformation of our lives). We live in a fallen world and the effects of sin are all around us. Sometimes bad things happen to us because of our sin, sometimes bad things happen to us because of someone else's sin, and sometimes bad things happen to us because of the existence of sin. It's just the way life is.
Jesus never promised us an easy life. Indeed, He and virtually all His disciples died a martyr's death and we should not expect better than they!
But He did promise to be with us, to never leave us or forsake us, and that eventually, eternally, all will be made right.
13 Then they sat on the ground with him seven days and nights, but no one spoke a word to him because they saw that his suffering was very intense.This is the correct response to suffering. If only Job's friends had stayed silent! There is often no need to talk - in fact, we often mess things up when we try. What our friends and family need from us is our presence, our empathy, our love.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Job 3-4; Acts 7:44-60