July 22 // We should trust God when we don't understand.

Read Job 38:1-3 out loud with your family.

 

Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.

 

Q: If God is in charge of everything, couldn't He have stopped Job's suffering? 

 

Parent Note: Yes, God could have stopped Job's suffering. Job complained to God that He was wrong to deal so harshly with him. As God explained to Job, He created everything. He sees everything. He is in control of everything. He does not need to explain His decisions to anyone. When we face difficult situations, the only explanation we can expect to get or understand is that God has His reasons, and they are good. We must trust that God knows what He is doing. 

 

FAMILY PRAYER:

Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:

Dear Lord, thank You for being good.
I know that You have great plans for me.
Please help me to be patient, and to accept that You are God and You know best.
In Jesus’s name, amen.