Job 1:21: God Gives, God Takes
Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.
We must remember that what we have, our health, success, material possessions, are simply a loan from the Creator. Our creator can retrieve them whenever he wants. People who don't realise this want to hold on to things tightly. They assume they own them. And when they are taken back they feel sad. Job knows, however, that when the Lord takes back what he loaned us, He always leaves behind a superior gift, and that is, the joy of fellowship with the eternal God. This blessing remains forever. May the name of the Lord be praised.