I’ve been studying the book of Job and was feeling that I just couldn’t grasp what Job was going through. But then I wondered, could today in the days of COVID 19, political upheaval in the U.S., and the continued aftermath of race riots.
We can feel like we are being disciplined by the Father, but we can’t even begin to understand his ways.
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.”Job 38:1-3
We must take a step back and realize that we can’t keep God in a box. He doesn’t answer to us and he only reveals to us what we need to know when we need to know it. We need his knowledge to understand what’s goin on in the world today. I don’t believe that we can comprehend his plan without his knowledge.
God is much bigger than we imagine. Ask God questions Job I can almost picture Job shrinking with a sinking feeling that he’s made statements he shouldn’t have.
Then Job replied to the Lord: “I know that you can do all things, no plan of yours can be thwarted. You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my counsel without knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.”Job 42:1-3
You see, God works all things for the good of those who love him. So I think ultimately, the times we live in will be used for God’s glory. I know it all seems gloomy right now, but we must trust in the one who gave his son for our sakes.
“Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.Job 42:6
Lean into God during this time. Don’t let yourself slowly fall away because of the turmoil in the world. Sometimes we think it’s okay to rationalize the time that we steal from God. We’re tired and so it’s okay if we miss church this one Sunday and then another and another. Reading the Bible used to be a priority, but our time becomes busy and we just don’t have time any more. Slowly we let our time with God be replaced by other things.
Watch your steps! I don’t think now is the time to let your relationship with Jesus suffer. If you have fallen away, I implore you to repent and seek out your Savior.