The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the name of the Lord. Job 1:21
This has always been a really hard verse for me. You’ve probably sung the same upbeat chorus based on this verse that I have. Singing it makes it seem so easy.
“When the dark closes in, Lord,
still I will say
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name,
Blessed by the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name.”
But actually, there’s a small pit in my stomach even now as I read this verse.