Heavenly Father, thank You for the book of Job which gives such amazing insight into the spiritual battle that continues to rage in the heavenlies. Keep me from temptation, deliver me from the wiles of the devil and help to stand fast in the faith, no matter what difficulties I may have to face. I pray that I would always maintain my own integrity in my God and Saviour, but keep me from any religiosity and legalism, and prevent me from being opinionated about the difficulties that others may be facing. Give me discernment to know how to help and encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ and may I do all for Your glory, in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I am amazed at the wonderful way that Job refused to deny You... even when he was beset by the most terrible circumstance any man could have to face. Thank You that you ignore those times when we too have been foolish enough to regret our life or wish it away - because we are in the midst of great difficulty or depressed by the circumstances of life. Thank You that You know the end from the beginning and through Job's distress You brought him to a deeper knowledge and an exquisite understanding of Who You are. Forgive the times I have said things without thinking. Help me to keep the eyes of my heart on Jesus and keep me trusting You in every eventuality of life - knowing that You are dealing with me... and with all Your children, with eternity in view - just as You were with Your servant Job. Thank You in Jesus' name, AMEN.