Job 2:7-9 (KJV)
7 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. 8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes. 9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.

Job had proven himself a faithful and just servant to God so much so that God pointed him out to Satan. God�s comment about Job was �there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil.� Yet Satan wanted to prove God wrong and tested God by saying if Job lost family, possessions or even his health he would turn away from God. In the verses above we see as Job suffers at the hand of Satan that even his wife said Job should curse God for his afflictions.

When something spectacular happens I often hear someone say something to the effect of �Praise God�, �Yes Lord�, or �Thank you Jesus�. It is easy when things are going right to give praise. King David often praised God throughout the book of Psalms. The apostle Paul wrote these words �Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.� Our God is to always be praised for our God is the same today, yesterday and today. If God is always the same then our praise for Him should always be the same. What happens though when something goes wrong? There are some like Job�s wife who are ready to give up and curse God. Yet God has not changed. It is our heart that has changed so we move from being ready to praise God to being ready to curse Him. Are you always ready to praise God even in the difficult times? If you have found yourself ready to curse God stop and remember the good he has done and will continue to do in your life. Let your words be words of praise for our God is concerned for you and wants to bless your life.