I read through the book of Job with new eyes after experiencing a season in my life of great losses. The story unfolded as an intimate conversation between God and His created son, Job. I, like Job, have asked God so many questions. Most of them started with “why?” I was comforted to see that God allowed Job to ask those questions, and even more so when I saw how God responded to Job. God tells Job in Job 38:3 to brace himself like a man because it was now God’s turn to ask questions. God’s questions throughout chapter 38 delved into the secrets of the universe, the order of nature, —things out of Job’s scope of understanding. Was God putting Job in his place? Yes, and no.
Dennis Jernigan defines worship this way: “He is God, I am not”. Certainly Job understood this truth as God questioned him, but if you look closely, you will see something else. God was also beginning to reveal to Job the things Job had no answers for– millions of things that God had under His control. Could this same God who ordered the universe with such precision and beauty be trusted to order Job’s life? Could Job trust Him to make sense and beauty out of his brokenness? What about you and me? Can we trust Him with the things we have no answers for?
This same God who laid the foundations of the earth, set the boundaries for the oceans and its tides, hung the stars, and “Holds all things together by the Word of His Power” (Hebrews 1:3) is holding you and me. Does He know about the economy? Does He know about your disease? Does He know about your past? Yes! Does He care? Yes! And as faithfully as the seasons come in their order, and the planets revolve around the sun, God faithfully continues crafting your life and mine making “all things work together for our good” (Romans 8:28).
Love Him. Worship Him. Trust Him. He will never fail!
Recommended reading: “Cries of the Heart” by Ravi Zacharias