Of a truth, God will not do wickedly, and the Almighty will not pervert justice. Who gave him charge over the earth, and who laid on him the whole world? If he should set his heart to it and gather to himself his spirit and his breath, all flesh would perish together, and man would return to dust. —Job 34:12-15

            God cannot do wickedness. This is against His very character. He is holy and pure, righteous and just. There is no darkness in Him. Nor does the Almighty pervert justice. On the contrary, He is justice and truth. He is so far above man— perfect in character, eternal in existence, all powerful, knows everything everywhere at all times. Yes, He is so far beyond us that we could not know Him unless He revealed Himself in our conscience, in His Creation, in His Son, in His Word and in the presence of His Holy Spirit. But He has done all this so we could know Him! We wants us to know Him! He wants relationship with us who have rebelled against Him! He loves us!

Nobody gave Him permission or granted Him to be over all the earth. He needs no input from anybody. “The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof, the world and all who dwell therein” (Psalm 24:7). He is the Creator of all and the sustainer of all (Colossians 1:16-17). It would be a small thing for Him to “gather to himself his spirit and his breath” and if He did that “all flesh would perish together, and man would return to dust.” Instead all that He has revealed to us He has done so that we would call on His Name for relationship.

Our life is in His hands and we can trust Him fully even when we do not understand what is going on in our lives. When we don’t understand we need to be careful what we say. Instead we are to “commit (ourselves) to (our) faithful Creator and continue to do good” (I Peter 4:19).  Yes, let us continue to do good even in those times that are difficult. As Peter said, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68). We are safe in His hands! (John 10:27-30).

Dear Father I know I can trust You fully. Oh that I would do so! And may I do so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. Yes, may it be so!

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