I was led to read the last few chapters of Job this morning. I know, right? Job 38-42, where God speaks and man shuts up. It reminded me of how God’s wisdom is so unexplainably great and ours is so puny that it doesn’t even show on the same scale.
We do this, don’t we? Question God like He has no idea what He’s doing in the earth. Silly us! How can we be so full of ourselves to think we know the mind of God, His plans and purposes. Instead we should be laying on our faces asking for Him to show us mercy and grace in our time of need.
Job answered God:
“I’m convinced: You can do anything and everything.
Nothing and no one can upset your plans.
You asked, ‘Who is this muddying the water,
ignorantly confusing the issue, second-guessing my purposes?’
I admit it. I was the one. I babbled on about things far beyond me,
made small talk about wonders way over my head.
You told me, ‘Listen, and let me do the talking.
Let me ask the questions. You give the answers.’
I admit I once lived by rumors of you;
now I have it all firsthand—from my own eyes and ears!
I’m sorry—forgive me. I’ll never do that again, I promise!
I’ll never again live on crusts of hearsay, crumbs of rumor.” Job 42:1-6 Message Bible
Perhaps this is the stance we should take today as we hold out judgement of such a great God who alone created everything, and still knows our name. He knows every hair on our head and loves us enough to give His son to die and redeem us back to Himself, so that we can commune with Him. Perhaps we should stop focusing on ourselves and just place our trust in the God who holds the worlds in place with His word.
Thank You Father God that You indeed love us and have such great plans for us. We give You all the praise, glory and honor for You alone are worthy. We worship You and place our total trust in You. We humbly thank You that we belong to You and trust Your plans. It’s in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen