This morning in my devotions, God spoke to Job saying, “ ‘Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding?’” (Job 38:4). The rhetorical line of questioning continues for several chapters. Each question God asks of Job is designed to remind Job that Job is not God and does not possess His wisdom and power. I am struck once again by how big God is and how limited my understanding of the world and my life actually is.
I’ve been thinking about this phrase especially in light of this summer’s rain. We started the year thinking it would be dry and planned accordingly only to live through an historically wet year. We look out and see the promise of unimaginably abundant crops only to see them get struck down by hail and waterlogged by downpours.
Even as you think about what could have been, grow frustrated with more rain, and wait to get into the fields, may you be reminded of the bigness of God that He is far wiser than you (as hard as that may be to admit) and that He has a plan for His creation (including you!) even when we can’t plainly see it. Take comfort in knowing that God has been here from before the beginning of time and that He promises to care for and provided for all your needs.
Pastor J-M shares some occasional thoughts and musings on our life together as followers of Christ. The views are his own.