Parent Connection: Club 45

God is in Control

In Job 1:6–2:10, we see Satan asking God’s permission to test Job. Although it can be hard to under­stand why God allowed Satan to test Job, the amazing part of this passage is that Satan couldn’t do it without God’s permission. God even set limits on what Satan could do to Job. Use these verses to help understand that God is in control of our lives. Job understood this when he asked, “Should we ac­cept only good things from…God and never anything bad?”  Job’s response can encourage us to respond to trouble in our own lives the way Job did. Remind kids that even though trouble may come into our lives, God sees everything and is in control of everything.