The Sufferings Of Job
Job was blessed with family and was richest man in the east. He was perfect and upright and as the King James version states it -he eschewed evil.
vb (tr) to keep clear of or abstain from (something disliked, injurious, etc.); shun; avoid
In verse 6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. The story goes on where God says, "have you considered my servant Job?" and Satan says in other words, " Of course he wants to serve you. You built a hedge around him and he has everything."
If you read the story you know that Job suffered a great deal. He really suffered. He lost everything. His family, his health and all his financial security and riches. He developed boils all over his body. I believe the boils was an outcome of the vast amount of stress and anxiety. He scraped them with broken pots. He also lost his wife's and friend's encouragement. He didn't have any humans to help him. Can you imagine? His own wife told him to curse God and die. His supposedly spiritual friends said he must have some secret sin in his life.
Although he suffered greatly, he never departed from his deep faith in God.
In the end God blessed him with a double portion of everything. Even another family. One was already in heaven. If you are ever tempted to have a pity party, I encourage you to read Job. It has helped me a great deal.