Why Did Job SufferWhy Did Job Suffer

Proverbs 26:2 “… A Curse Causeless Cannot Come…”

Job was said to be “perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.” (Job 1:1) “Perfect” doesn’t mean he never sinned, but it means one who holds nothing back from God.

He was totally sincere and dedicated to God. “Upright” refers to his character. He lived in such an honest way that everyone who knew him respected him.

Why Did Job Suffer?  Satan’s Legal Right Inflict Job

As you can see from the scripture above (Proverbs 26:2) – that means a curse cannot come on you unless you have an open door – sin and Job’s sin was a spirit of fear.  What was Job’s open door for the enemy to have legal right?

Why Did Job Suffer? A Curse Causeless Cannot Come

Heb causeless curse (KJV similar) describes an undeserved curse (cf. NIV, NRSV). The Hebrew word translated causeless means (khanan); it means without cause; gratuitous.  Read Deut. 28 Blessings and Curses.

His children (all 10) did not serve the Lord.  Did he have a spirit of fear of man and did not discipline them? He had fear for his children.  Fear is the opposite of faith and his fear was a form of worry which is not from God.

What Job Feared Came Upon Him

Let us note the words of Job: “For the thing which I fear cometh upon me, and that which I am afraid of cometh unto me” (3:25). What this verse reveals to us is of tremendous significance. Before these terrible things happened to him, Job already had had fear for his  children.  They were not righteous like him but were sinners.  Instead of Trusting the Lord for his Children, he sacrificed for their sins.

Job 1:1-2 The Lord said to Satan, behold, all that he (Job) has is in your power only upon himself (body) put not forth your hand. This prohibition by God was later lifted and Satan allowed to attack Job physically for several months.

Job Fearful Over Children’s Sin

Why did Job Suffer?  Because Job was fearful lest his children would die; he was afraid that he might lose all his property. Satan’s first job is to plant this fear in man in a form of worry. If the fear is accepted, things will soon happen; if it is rejected, nothing will come of it. Listen to what Job says here “For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, And what I dreaded has happened to me.” Job 3:25 (NKJV).  Fear is the opposite of faith.  Fear comes from another kingdom.

Satan has to get ones consent before he can curse. If this consent is withheld, he cannot work, for man has free will. Without man’s consent, Satan can neither tempt him to sin nor attack him at will. So, in the case of Job, Satan first implanted a little thought of fear in Job. Having once accepted the thought, it made Job tremble.

To think that God would allow Satan to attack us without a cause is absurbed.  What kind of God would do this?  We don’t see anywhere else in scripture of God’s attack except when there is sin of some type – unfaithfulness, doubt, unbelief, etc.

Objective – Why Did Job Suffer and was Tested:

God did not afflict Job, Satan did.  God gave Satan permission. Answer: Isn’t it comforting to know Satan can do nothing without God’s knowledge and permission!   If Satan is attacking us, God allowed it because of open door. Job’s open door which is fear.

The sufferings of Christ point to the same problem: Why? We can dimly perceive how he was “made perfect through suffering,” and how his perfect submission to that suffering laid the eternal foundation for the world’s redemption from all suffering. 

All Man Sanctification Process – Dying to Self

Sanctification is a process of trials to get what is not of God out of us or to purify us.  Is there any man on earth or ever on earth who was perfect and without sin?  No not at all.  Suffering is a part of testing but really it is a sanctification process. Job’s testing to see if he would turn against God.  He even had three (3) best friends who accused him. 

Paul writes, “…There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is not one who does good, not even one” (Romans 3:10-12). The Bible says Job was the best man in all the East. That doesn’t mean that he was righteous and good in God’s sight. He was simply the best man from a human perspective, but even the best man is a sinner in God’s sight, and that includes Job. A sinner has no right-standing or rights with God.

Go to Part 2 – Why Job Was Tested – Trials and Tribulations / Sanctification

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Continuation Overcoming Trials and Tribulations

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Overcoming Trials and Tribulations

Overcoming Trials and Tribulations

It cannot be about people but only the Lord regardless what fiery darts coming out of others as accusation, attacking your reputation, betrayal, destruction, etc.  You gotta stand, even in weakness, that God is for you and not against you and that he is all your all.  Even though it feels like you are walking in the shadow of death what I call the dark night of the soul but to not fear no evil according to Psalm 23:4

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”  You cannot allow people to rule you but God to rule you.

Many times it does feel like affliction of the soul or your emotions.  Your emotions do go to helter skelter but you gotta hang on that the Lord is doing a new thing and will deliver you according to  Psalm 34:19

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”

and that God will supply all your needs emotionally and physically according to Philippians 4:19

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” and that  2 Corinthians 4:16  “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.”

You have choices to make in the dark night of the soul.  That means, determining not to go bitter but count it all joy like I said earlier and praise the Lord like Paul did in Jail and the Lord delivered him.

Otherwise, if you don’t forgive, two things can happen, 1. have feelings of insanity and torment or develop sickness and disease.  Because a broken heart dryth the bones, that is where your immune system is.

Accusations will come that are not true.  Overcoming Trials and Tribulations.

I’m sharing this part so whoever reads this going through the fiery darts will realize these are trials and tests of character.  I had to see I could not defend myself but trust God regardless where it took me.  Where I got messed up at first is I thought if I do the right thing everything would correct itself but that is not the case.  Many times it can fall apart regardless how you try to be honorable not talking, not giving any accusation, or anything.

The accusations from those you care about, do break your heart.

Yes, when going through betrayals, accusations and rejection,  you didn’t always do the right thing.  I made many mistakes in this friendship.  Through my brokenness, I had to see and look at my heart and realized I made a lot of mistakes and that I cannot blame the other person.  I  had to take responsibility and go to the Lord for forgiveness and healing.

Many times friendships are severed forever which do break your heart deeply.  But God has a greater purpose in all of it.  You have to trust God and believe and move on and not get hung up in the past of what if. I had to stand in faith and rejoice regardless of the outcome according to Romans 5:2-5. Unfortunately, this friend died and no restoration of friendship but God showed me he was protecting me.

“Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

Overcoming Trials and Tribulations Walkthrough

I had to see it was a trial and do what the Word says to do and that was to rejoice in our sufferings… A very different concept when your heart is bleeding but did it because it produces endurance, character, hope without shame.  I was doing it out of obedience of being broken and realigned correctly to the Lord.  We serve a jealous God.

In my past, I used to complain about everything.  No more.  I made a decision from what I’ve learned in the last two years was to rejoice in all things regardless how it appeared but to put on my spiritual eyes and stand on Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Since then, I have found myself again.  I had lost myself and didn’t even know who I was but now I’ve found myself and moving forward with new people and enjoying life to the fullest.

When you go through these trials and tribulations build character in you and you come out gaining new wisdom according to Romans 11:33

“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!”

Overcoming trials and tribulations it is self dying like Christ.  You are only partaking a very small portion of his suffering but it opens your eyes to what he really and truly went through in killing your flesh to be more like him.

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Dying to self is a good thing.  Trials and tribulations brings up the nasty stuff so that you can crucify it with Christ.  In fact it is the best way to deal with the flesh when you go through trials and tribulations.

Part 1 – Overcoming Trials and Tribulations

Part 2 Overcoming Trials and Tribulations

When God is Silent – Going through the Dark Night of the Soul

by Traci Morin, Touch of God Ministry of Healing and Deliverance Servant and Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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