“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you know!” Job 38:4-5
I use to stay away from the book of Job, but then it became one of my favorites. This man lost so much in a very short amount of time, but remained firm in his faith; even when others tried to turn him away from truth. And then in the midst of suffering, loss and opposition, the Lord comes to speak with him. He asks Job question after question, each one dripping with authority and power. In humility Job responds, “I have heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you. Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” (42:5-6).
Job had two choices when life became hard and uncertain. He could turn away from the Lord or remain faithful. Are we not given the same opportunity? Times are uncertain, there is much loss and people are suffering. We have more questions than answers and opinions are growing louder. What are we to do? Perhaps the words spoken by the Lord to Job bring you hope like they do me. If our God laid the foundations of the earth, can He not be trusted now? He is much more than we can wrap our created minds around and completely in control. May we each ask the Lord to let us see Him in the midst of the unknown and not just go by what we hear about Him. I have a feeling we will fall on our faces, overwhelmed with His glory and repent for how we have acted towards Him. May today be the day.