“Job got to his feet, ripped his robe, shaved his head, then fell to the ground and worshiped:” Job 1:20 MSG
Can you imagine? There was Job. He was having a normal kind of day, minding his own business - being very faithful to God - and all of a sudden in the blink of an eye, he lost everything. He lost his children, all of his workers and his livelihood. Everything he owned that made him happy and wealthy was gone.
When one after the other Job was given the bad news the Bible says he fell to the ground and worshiped. I have to tell you, I can see falling to the ground because he collapsed from grief or falling to the ground because he passed out; but the Bible is pretty clear. He fell down and worshiped. In verse 21 he follows up with "Blessed be the Name of the Lord."
What is it that allowed Job to bless the Lord's name even in the midst of calamity? What in his life did he possess that caused him to say "It's God's to do with what he will" instead of "God, why are you doing this to me?" The Bible says Job was devoted to God. When you read the first few verses of Job, it sounds like it was his heart's desire to please God and that he actively pursued this life-style.
When disaster struck, Job didn't think first about the bad things that were happening, he thought first about his relationship with God. He went there first. He looked at and leaned in to what he knew and what he trusted.
Maybe, this is why God - even though he knew Satan's character - said "Look, look at my friend Job." God knew Job's heart. He knew Job just like Job knew Him.
I want to be more like Job.