Read Job 2
Every day I see people share “Christian” posts on Facebook. One such supposed that God has seen me struggle and wants to tell me it’s over if only I share the post.
Many do not see the harm in sharing these posts. It may comfort them. When you understand what “sharing” on Facebook does, it reveals the evil intent.
“Sharing” is a social signal many suppose Google uses to give Facebook accounts influence over their results. When people “like” or “share” posts, it is a vote to push the influence higher. Once the influence is high enough, people can sell links and mentions on their Facebook posts.
Other people start “chain posts” like the old chain letters intended to see how far it will go and how many people will participate. This evil is more hidden, as it does what most of us do on our own, take time from us that should be focused on God.
Perhaps the biggest affront to me is that it spreads misinformation about God. While God loves you and wants the best for you, He is a just and fair God. He knows humans learn better and faster through struggles than prosperity. He may see fit to end your struggle, or he may not.
Job 1:21 says, “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.”
Job knew that he needed to praise God in the blessing AND through the struggle. He knew the struggle was tempering him into a weapon for God to use against Satan. Each time Satan cursed Job, WHILE GOD ALLOWED, Job turned every event into an opportunity to praise God.
I thank God for my struggles. Through them I have obtained a beautiful and loving wife, a wonderful daughter, a stronger family, many good friends, and countless encounters with Godly people. This all is a bonus to the weapon God has forged in me. Watch out Satan, here I come…
“Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die.” But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.” – Job 2:9-10