Sep 8th, 2021
Disappointment is used to bring us into a mental state of being defeated in our expectations and hope. This is done by situations coming upon us that we question as to why they are happening to us because we deserve better.
It is through Job’s persecution by Satan that we see all of Satan’s methods that he uses to get us to go against God.
In Job 3:1-13 Job is recorded expressing disappointment in his situation and wishing he was never born. What value was life since he was in this condition?
Remember, Satan’s whole purpose for doing this to Job was to get him to curse God.
Job 2:4, 5 So Satan answered the LORD and said, “Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. But stretch out Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse You to Your face!”
Job may have never fully understood why God permitted such calamity to come upon him, but we do. It was through this that God fully shows us how Satan works to get us to go contrary to God.
How should we react to a situation that we see as unfair? It should be with thanksgiving and rejoicing.
giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ – Ephesians 5:20
Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice – Philippians 4:4
In everything give thanks for this is the desirous will of God in Christ Jesus unto us – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
We may see a situation we face as unfair and discouraging, which Satan will try to use to bring us to a frame of mind in which we are disappointed because we think we deserve better. And it may be, as with the case of Job, we do not see why this situation would be allowed to come upon us. However, remember that nothing can separate us from the love of God. We belong to Him and all things work out for good, that is for the benefit, of those who are loving Him (Romans 8:29). So when we find ourselves in these types of situations, let us respond with a proper attitude of thanksgiving and rejoicing while looking for how we can show a proper opinion of God, even when we are being treated unfairly.
For I reckon that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy facing the glory about to be revealed unto us. - Romans 8:18