Job 40:1-2 (NLT) Then the Lord said to Job,2 “Do you still want to argue with the Almighty? You are God’s critic, but do you have the answers?”
Have you ever been at a loss for words? Needed to pray in a tough situation and couldn’t find the words? Can words explain the depth of your love for your spouse, parent, child or sibling? Or can they begin to describe the intensity of grief at the loss of one of these same people? How about what’s going in our country right now murders seen all over social media with the police, people of color? Would you agree, words sometime fall short. Consider Job, arguably the most profound story of human suffering ever told. This righteous man loses material possessions, servants, children, health, and ultimately, the support of friends. Initially, suffering silences him.
Yet somehow Job grows agitated and seeks answers to his growing anguish. God answers Job, yet not at all in the manner Job expected. God doesn’t explain himself nor does the Lord explain to Job why he’s in this situation. God shows up, and Job’s questions suddenly seem out of order. In humility and awe, Job says, “I will put my hand over my mouth in silence. I have said too much already. I have nothing more to say.“ (Job 40: 4-5).
Point to ponder- What problem has been weighing heavily upon you? I suggest you write it down, put your pen away, close your eyes, bow your head, and be still in God’s presence. Let God know you trust him regardless of your limited perspective. Let’s pray for our country we are in a sad time family of God. Have a great Friday and greater weekend!
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