Monday, August 7, 2017

Blessed Be His Name

Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped. He said,
Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
And naked I shall return there.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God. Job 1:20-22
Hello Friends!
Suffering happens. We live in a fallen world. We all endure some sort of suffering. Job gives us a good example of how to handle the suffering. He doesn't endure it perfectly, but he certainly does it well. And by the verses above, the Bible tells us the first thing he did after losing so much was to fall on the ground and worship. WOW!
He acknowledged the fact that everything he had came from God. Because what we have comes from God, He has the right to take it away. He doesn't do it to just be mean of course. There is purpose in the suffering. We may not be able to see the purpose in the midst of it, but we can trust God for who He is. That's what Job did. Blessed be the name of the Lord NO. MATTER. WHAT. Easy to say, not so easy to do. But if we continue to go to Him and be in His Word through the suffering, that will help us to trust and praise Him.
I love the praise song "Blessed Be Your Name" by Matt Redman. Some of the lyrics were perfect for this page.

I also used watercolor crayons and a Micron pen.
Blessed be His name! Andrea

1 comment:

  1. Beyond lovely...this is so beautiful. I appreciate your art and your heart, Andrea!!!