Scripture for the day is Job 1:9-12

Then Satan answered the Lord, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 Have you not put a fence around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But stretch out your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face.” 12 The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, all that he has is in your power; only do not stretch out your hand against him!” So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, I have been tempted both to think of you as cruel and to think of life as out of control. Neither idea comforts; rather, they torment. You are loving and you are in control. Only those complementary truths will get me through! Help me believe and grasp them. Amen.