Facing the Unforeseen

Scripture Verses

Job 1:1-10


How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these. — George Washington Carver

Life as it is… Not as we imagine

  • People
  • Events
  • Decisions
  • Results

Life as it was… Not as we would expect

  • A model family
  • A series of calamities
  • Response
  • Things get worse!
  • Recovery
  • Restoration

Life as it will be… Not as we would prefer

  • We prefer no surprises
  • We prefer no adversity
  • We prefer pain at a distance