When Job prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes. In fact, the Lord gave him twice as much as before (Job 42:10, NLT)
I heard someone say, “When life throws you lemons, make lemonade.” Honestly, you can also just accept the lemons. My point is simple. Our response to the challenges we face during life is optional. We choose to become better or bitter from our life experiences.
What will your response be? You may be reading this post in a very difficult season of your life. Though you may have aspirations of making lemonade, sticking with the lemons feels easy.
I hope you’ll respond like Job. In the verse included with this post, he became better. The verse says he prayed for his friends, even during a very challenging season. If you know his story, praying may not seem like such a noteworthy response. But, Job didn’t always respond so maturely. Check out chapters 3 – 32, and you’ll see episodes where he spent time justifying himself and correcting his friends. Here, however, he just prays for them. This is indicative that he became better through the difficulties he faced.
I’m challenging you to be like Job. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life throws you a curve ball, hit a home run. Let the difficulties God allows make you better, not bitter.