When I sit back and think about the issues in my life, I can truly be thankful to God. Not because everything is perfect but because God sustains me through them. Bills still pile up, health is not what it should be, people still talk behind my back, and the list goes on and on.
In the book of Job we find a man with alot of problems of which mine seem so little by comparison, but one thing the scripture says is that in all of those things he did not sin. Wow, because that is not always me.
Yes he did get discouraged even to the point that he asked God is he was born only to be miserable. My take away from the first 3 chapters of Job is that we can Praise through the storm, because our Praise-worship-trust in God is not external it is internal.
When the heart is weak Praise, when the soul is drained worship, and when in doubt trust.
Be blessed, Pastor D