When God Takes Away
Chad Johnson
April 1, 2011

The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. Job 1:21 KJV

We know that God is the giver of all blessings. All good gifts come from above. We see in this verse that God also takes away.

Since He is God and the one who gave, He can rightfully take away.

Some may ask the question, “Why does God give in the first place if he is going to take away?” We must remember that there is a time and season for every purpose under the heaven.

God knows what we need and when we need it. Sometimes God takes things that are very dear to us, but we must remember Romans 8:28 is still in the Bible. All things work together for the good for those who love God who are called according to His purpose. So we can have a great faith in our Father and know that whether He is giving or taking, it is for our good and His glory.

Our verse also tell to bless the Lord no matter what He does. We must not allow our blessing God depend on what He takes or gives us. Everything above hell is a bonus.