We have to quit basing our theology on “when bad things happen” that God gives and takes away. God gives blessings and the devil takes away. Jesus has revealed this to us in the New Testament.
Just because the bible says that [Job said] “the Lord gives and takes away” DOES NOT MEAN that the Lord gives and takes away! Especially since Job admitted in the end that he did not know what he was talking about the things of God. He was saying things about God that he didn’t understand. Job admitted he was wrong about God in the end. Especially NOW that we have Jesus who has revealed the TRUE NATURE of God. Jesus said in John 10:10 that the devils purpose is to STEAL KILL and DESTROY you. Jesus came to give us life and life more abundantly. Did Jesus ever say the Lord gives and takes away? NO! Jesus said God gives and satan takes away! John 10:10
God does NOT even ALLOW evil. Fear is clearly what Job allowed in his heart which caused satan to attack him and his family. 1 John 4:18 says that there is NO FEAR in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear INVOLVES TORMENT. Torment does not come from God. If you and your child were out on the streets, would you ALLOW someone to come along and rape or murder or torment your child? NO way! Yet, many today are saying that God allows evil. Jesus came to reveal the truth about God. That’s the whole Gospel message – the Good God that has NO EVIL in HIM whatsoever! As 1 John 1:5 puts it – this is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, THAT GOD IS LIGHT AND THERE IS NO DARKNESS IN HIM AT ALL. The devil is not God’s messenger boy or the evil spirit that takes care of God’s dirty work for Him. I heard someone say that the devil can’t do anything unless he has God’s permission. I believe this is wrong. You might as well just say God does terrible thing to people. We must stop basing our view of how God does things from the first part of the book of Job, but look to the end of Job. Job said he was wrong about God. Elihu said God does not afflict (Job 37:23 KJV). However, we must REALIZE that God is absolutely GOOD and there is NO BAD in Him whatsoever!