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Truths

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Reading: Job 38: 34-41

Verse 35: “Do you send the lightning bolts on their way? Do they report to you, ‘Here we are'”?

As we continue on in Job 38, we continue to see God pushing back against Job’s questioning. God asks, “Can you…”, “Who provides…”, and “Do you send the lightning bolts on way? Do they report to you, ‘Here we are'”? In these questions we find answers that remind us of God’s love and care for the creatures and God’s dominion over nature. God is a God of power and at times this leads us to stand in awe of God. Until life turns south and we feel as if this God of power is absent. In the midst of a trial, when we feel all alone, we can doubt God’s power and presence. Through these experiences we can connect with Job.

We want a God that is loving, always swooping in to heal our hurts. We want a God of Justice who marches in to right the wrongs done to us. We want a God of knowledge and compassion, always seeing our needs and wants, always responding quickly to them. We want a God who empathizes with us when loss comes, walking tangibly at our side and even carrying us when needed. This is the God that Job had known and now longs for. Here too we can connect with Job.

As we journey in life we come to know God as the powerful creator of the universe. We come to know God as a personal and intimate God. Even though Job began to walk God as he struggled with his ongoing testing, Job held firm to these truths about God. These truths carried him through. They will carry us through as well. May it be so for you and for me.

Caring Father, I rejoice in the times when you have been so near I felt I could touch you. I marvel in awe when I see your finger prints on a newborn baby or in a beautiful sunset. Help me to cling to these things when I find myself in a trial, trusting in your plan, resting in the assurance of your love. Amen.

3 thoughts on “Truths

  1. THE LORD IS MY LIGHT AND MY SALVATION, WHOM SHALL I FEAR?

    THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH OF MY LIFE , OFWHOM SHALL I BE AFRAID ?

    GOD HAS SHOWN ME MERCY, I PRAY FOR OUR NATION , I PRAY FOR ALL ITS PEOPLE, TO SHOW MERCY TO EACH OTHER. AND PROPER RESPECT TO EACH OTHER..
    GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME.

    CHRIST IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
    I LOVE YOU LORD, THANK YOU FOR THIS DAY..
    AMEN

  2. MAY GOD OUR FATHER AND LORD JESUS CHRIST GIVE US, HIS GRACE AND PEACE..

    BY GOD S , GRACE, JESUS TASTED DEATH FOR EVERYONE IN ALL THE WORLD…

    GROW IN THE SPECIAL FAVOR AND KNOWLEDGE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.

    TO HIM BE ALL GLORY AND HONOR , BOTH NOW AND FOREVER MORE. AMEN,

    I THANK GOD FOR HIS GRACE EVERY DAY, LET IT MOTIVATE ME TO GROW IN KNOWLEDGE AND IN SERVE TO HIM. AMEN.

    HAVE A BLESSED DAY , 😊

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