Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!" Job 2:9 NKJV.
One could argue from his wife's point of view, she lost her children, home, finances and had to watch her husband go through some painful aliments. Her words could be seen as frustration, grief, emotional or selfish. With all he was dealing with Job still told her, she sound foolish, ignorant and oblivious to God's will.
Even Job's three good friends, Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar, came to see what was really going on, seeing all the pain he was in; they sat with him and said nothing. after awhile they stated to argue with him, asking him what did he do to cause this. They were really no help to him at all.
When we are going through our trials, our loved ones and people close to us can be a hinderance or distraction to God's true plan. They want what they feel is best for us and will ask "why are you doing this?", "why are you letting them treat you like that?", "you don't have to put up with this" or you're better than me, cause there's no way I would do all of that.
Our love ones don't understand the calling that God has placed on our lives, it not to harm us but to see how we will handle the pressure. Would we faint and cuss God for allowing so pain and turmoil to happen or will we trust Him no matter what.
When our family and friends laugh at us, call us dumb or a doormat for following God, will be give in to because we no longer what to be the subject of everyone's conversation or will stand still and know that God is God.
If you know how God works, you know that God does not deal in foolishness nor does He punish anyone. God is not a God of confusion and mess, God is our vindicator at all times. He just ask for our obedience, trust and faith in Him. God will ask you to pray for those who have used you, talked about you, mistreated and even hurt you. Would you do it?
God is a rewarder of those who are obedient to His word. No matter what you're going through, don't give up on God. Don't allow your family and friends to get you to doubt the word and workings of God. Know that even in your lowest, He will bring you out better than ever before, promote you and just like Job, replace everything that was stolen from you.
God is always in control.
Peace and Blessings
Tabetha P. 🕊🌈🙏🏽🙌🏾