Have you ever questioned God? You know, tried to figure out what He’s doing with your life? Asked if He knows what He’s doing?
Job and his friends tried to philosophize God, tried to ‘figure’ Him out. It seems God grew a bit weary of listening to them so He came down and began asking Job some very pointed questions.
Where were you when….? If you know so much, tell me this? I love reading these verses because it truly puts things in perspective. We spend so much time trying to figure out what God’s up to when we should be reminding ourselves that He created it all. He knows all, see’s all and is accurate in everything He does.
“Do you presume to tell me what I’m doing wrong? Are you calling me a sinner so you can be a saint? Do you have an arm like my arm? Can you shout in thunder the way I can? Go ahead, show your stuff! Let’s see what you’re made of, what you can do. Unleash your outrage. Target the arrogant and lay them flat. Target the arrogant and bring them to their knees. Stop the wicked in their tracks—make mincemeat of them! Dig a mass grave and dump them in it—faceless corpses in an unmarked grave. I’ll gladly step aside and hand things over to you—you can surely save yourself with no help from me! Job 40:8-14 MSG
Great God! Forgive me for questioning Your plans. I cover my face in shame. To think of all You’ve created and yet You loved me enough to provide a Savior to buy me back so we could do life together. A life where I place my hand in Yours and allow You to lead me. I will trust in You. In the quiet pain that threatens my home, I will trust You. In the not knowing, I will trust You. Your love is enough. Amen