Job 1:20 "At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart."
Someone once said, "tough times don't last, but tough people do!" How do you react to life's challenges?
In the story of Job, Satan thought he knew him, but he thought wrong. He thought by taking away what he had that he would act like someone who would crumble and curse God. To his surprise Job did exactly the opposite. Instead, he fell to the ground and worshipped the Lord! This reaction didn't shock God, if anything it proved satan wrong! Job didn't do anything different, but did what he normally would do, Worship!
The powerful point to this story is not that God knew Job, but that Job knew God! This is exactly what satan failed to see. Job knew God wouldn't hurt him, because it would mean being out of character. When you spend time with the Lord, you get to know everything about who He is and what he desires for your life. Your sensitivity to the things around you are different, which leads you to act in steps of faith rather than fear.
Satan thought you would crumble with the things you might have faced last year. He thought you would quit, or fail to get back on your feet. If anything, do exactly what Job did. Take off the clothing of doubt, or failure, or shave off the mindset of defeat! Instead, demonstrate the power of God in your life by worshipping him and telling the enemy, "YOU DON'T KNOW ME," and begin to praise the Lord for the great triumph that is about to happen in your life.
Prayer: "Lord, despite all that I have gone through in the last year, I look up to you, and worship you! I praise you regardless of the circumstance because I stand on your promise that you would never leave me or forsake me! I believe in your power, your love and your wisdom, and I know that all things will work together for the good in my life! Thank you Lord for always being faithful, amen!"