We started our study on Job last night. One quick thought today: Satan couldn’t do anything to Job that God didn’t allow. Often we stop there, but let’s go one step further.
Satan didn’t start the conversation in Heaven about Job. God did. God knew what Satan would say and do, how Job would respond, and that Satan would want to do even more.
Knowing all that, God started the conversation. He didn’t just allow it all, He planned and set the events in motion.
Why? Wrong question — the book of Job wasn’t really written to answer that.
So also in our lives, we often don’t know “why.” We’re left, like Job, to trust without knowing why. Part of love is learning to trust even if you don’t know or understand everything the other person is doing.
Related: Why do Bad Things Happen?