“Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said: “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.” Job 38:1-4-23
At first glance, this verse appears like God is upset with Job. But when you see it as a loving father speaking to his son type relationship you start to see it in a new light. I believe what God is saying here to Job and to you and me is this; “If I made the Earth’s foundation, then trust me with what you have going on in your life. If I created all, then is your health issue out of my control? If I conquered the grave, then is your financial burden really that great? If I loved you so much to send my son, then is your past really beyond me? Brace yourself and tell me the answer if you know.”
I would challenge you today to take a few moments, read Job 38-40 and look at all the wonders God has done. After doing that, ask God to put into perspective your requests compared to who He is. You might just have a new outlook on what you are facing today.
How does contemplating God’s handiwork help you trust him with your life?
By Josh Knipple | Johnstown, PA