Job lost his family too

During my time in Japan many have asked about my family and my wife.

I tried my best to explain the events and circumstances that led to my wife deciding she didn’t want to carry on in our marriage.

I was never going to initiate the process of divorce but she chose to.

After the last two weeks of meditating, praying, crying, writing to and texting my wife, I was asked today by my Japanese hosts if my partner had changed her mind to which I replied “unfortunately not.”

Then my host promptly reminded me of Job’s suffering losses too.

While my recent loss of partner, and a place to call home may not be quite as severe as Job’s losses, like him I am have not cursed God.

Why would I when I operate from the fact that everything that comes to me comes from God.

I choose to see through to what God is doing as a result of this separation for His purposes.

After all we are His workmanship.

He is causing us to walk in His way.

And I trust in a future season both of us will be restored and come back stronger than before.

Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. And he said,

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.”

Job 1:20-22 ESV

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