Why did you bring me out from the womb? —Job 10:18

Job had a good understanding that he was a person in the womb and that it was Almighty God that brought him “out from the womb.”  This is such a basic understanding.  But today as down through the ages basic understandings are not understood.  Sin has so skewed people’s thinking that they “call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20).  These people need to “come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, who has taken them captive to his will” (II Timothy 2:26).  Their thinking is not right and they are held in Satan’s sway.

            Job was a “me” in the womb.  He was not just some impersonal tissue or blob.  He knew it was God who formed him.

Your hands shaped me and made me.  Will you now turn and destroy me?  Remember that you molded me like clay.  Will you now turn me to dust again?  Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese, clothe me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews?  You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit. —Job 10:8-12

            Yes, Job, as David, knew it was Almighty God who formed him in the womb.  David said this of God.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.  Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. —Psalm 139:13-16

            Satan works through people to destroy children, whether in or out of the womb.  Satan worked through Pharaoh who wanted all the male babies slaughtered at birth (Exodus 1:15-22).  Herod ordered infanticide (Matthew 2:16).  “And the dragon stood before the woman as she was about to give birth, ready to devour her child as soon as He was born” (Revelation 12:4).

            And of course, Satan will seek to destroy any person at any age.  Job, as he was going through his difficulty, wondered why God even brought him out of the womb.  When we go through difficulties our thinking has a tendency to rivetly focus on the present hardship, blocking out all else.  When this happens we may even wonder why we were ever born in the first place.  This is what Job was going though.  But, God has purposes we do not understand and we simply have to trust Him as difficult as that might be at times.  Yes, let us trust Him! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pEyQT4xhPM

Dear Father please help me to trust You regardless of the circumstances I find myself in.  May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.  So be it!

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