“Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said:
‘Who is this who darkens counsel
By words without knowledge?
Now prepare yourself like a man;
I will question you, and you shall answer Me.
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements?
Surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
To what were its foundations fastened?
Or who laid its cornerstone,
When the morning stars sang together,
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?’”
Think About It
As I was writing today, I looked out my office window and saw a group of deer camping out in my backyard. They are beautiful creatures. God’s unlimitedness truly shines in His creation. Have you ever stared up at the clouds and tried to see pictures in them? Or just wondered how God thought to make something so beautiful suspended in the sky? One of the best places to see God’s unlimitedness in His creation is in the book of Job, from the stars to the sea, to the creatures of the earth.
I love the book of Job. That might sound funny to some people because it’s so full of suffering. The sermons I’ve heard on the book of Job are usually about Job’s suffering and how his friends got it all wrong. What if we take some time to put our entire focus on the part of the book when God shows up? I love it when God comes on the scene.
God basically tells Job to look at how big He is. He tells Job to look at how limitless He is. And Job, you are not.It took Job a minute, but when he finally stopped trying to figure out why he was going through all the suffering and just saw God as completely unlimited and sovereign, Job repented. Then he was obedient to God by praying for his friends, and things started to turn around for him.
Several years ago I started on a quest of letting God become as big to me as possible. I realized that I was putting limits on God without even knowing it. Sometimes I would decide the best way for God to handle something and that’s how I would pray, without even realizing that I was trying to put limits on God.
I don’t ever want to be accused of limiting God. Sometimes that old way of thinking creeps into me and I have to get rid of it again. I’ve decided that God can handle my situation however He wants. If God wants me to go through something, that’s great. If God wants to bless me, I want it. If God wants to take me out of a situation, then I want out. If God wants to teach me something, then I want to learn it. However God wants to handle the circumstances and issues of my life and this world I live in, that’s what I want. A peace that passes understanding brings rest when God is in charge. And it will always be what’s best for me.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Your creation is so amazing and it shows off your unlimited power. Help me to embrace your sovereignty and put my focus on you. I know that Your will for me is always what’s best for me. Thank you for being bigger and more powerful than I can ever imagine.
In the name of Jesus, Amen