Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said: “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge? —Job 38:1-2

            Job was surely in a terrible storm of life.  He did not understand why all these things were happening to him and he was trying to make sense of it.  But he did not know the testimony that God had given about him— that he was the Lord’s servant and “There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil” (Job 1:8).  That is what God said about Job.

            Yet Job believed that it was the Lord whose hand was directly bringing these things upon him.  He did not understand that the things that were happening to him were directly from Satan to get him to blaspheme and sin against God.  These things were happening to him because Satan wanted Job to stop trusting God and stop living for Him.  Job did not know this and so he had many questions and thoughts that were simply wrong as he was going through this horrific storm.

            Job being in the darkness of the storm had also a darkened understanding.  He spoke that which he did not know.  He had no idea about the plan of God in his situation.  He had no idea why this storm was happening to him and yet he said things he should not have said.  He thought things he should not have thought. 

            Job just did not know why these things were happening.  Let us learn from Job’s life.  There are times we just don’t understand the plan of God and need to remain silent, wait on Him and trust that He is doing something that we just don’t have any idea of.  Oh, how we want to be like Job and seek answers for all the difficulties in our lives.  But sometimes, many times we will not have or get the answers.  We have to trust that our Lord has out best interest in mind even when it does not seem that way.

            This is where what we truly believe about God comes to light.  Does He always have our best interests in mind?  Is He always working for “the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).  Yes He is and this is something that we should know!  So let us trust Him with what we know and also with those things we do not know.  Wait on Him and be faithful in the process!

Oh Dear Father may this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus!  Oh that I would trust You fully with all those things I do not understand.  Yes, may I do so!

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