Job 1:18-22 (KJV)
18 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house:
19 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.
Oh Lord, I give You thanks for my life, my wife’s, and my two daughters. Thank You for my house and all that we possess. It all comes from Your hand. If I have anything good, it is because You supply it. Thank You for watching over me and for leading me in the ways that are righteous. I know that I would never be the person I am today unless You were leading me. So I give You glory and praise. Thank You for saving a wretch like me. Thank You for having mercy for my soul, though I had lived such a wayward life. You saw potential in me, that I might have favor in Your sight. All I desire is to live for You now. My mind has been changed and conformed to Your will and I can see clearly now. Your joy remains no matter the hardships I face in life. Only things temporary that are of the flesh do leave us over time. Even our family, who we love and keep dear to our hearts, do grow old and die. Sometimes it is when people are young and ripe in their years of schooling and raising their children. Lord, I don’t know why bad things happen to good people, but I know that You do. So I will continue to leave all my trials in Your hands. All I ask of You God is to lead me out of these hardships. I don’t know why I am afflicted so much, but I know that You are capable of leading me and my family to greener pastures. We don’t have to suffer in this life alone, for You are always there for us. Lord, I pray that You will always be near me when I pray and even when seek You during the day. Lead me and guide me in this darkened world. I wish to always have direction and be led on Your path of righteousness. May I be counted worthy in Your sight and live a life that is pleasing to You and not the world. I love You, Jesus. Amen.
God gives and takes away, but most times it is Satan that inflicts us with pain and sorrow. In all this, we run to God in prayer.