With God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding. If he tears down, none can rebuild; if he shuts a man in, none can open.
When the family is healthy, when the job is secure, when you are enjoying a great stretch of life, then it is easy to say, “With God are wisdom and might….” But when Job uttered these words, he was on a zipline headed down with no end in sight. He was mourning the loss of his children and his health. Job’s wife had told him to curse God and die.
And yet…read Job’s words. Reread them. In the midst of grief and suffering, Job can still acknowledge God as sovereign. His ways are certain. When he tears something down, no one can rebuild it. When God binds something up, no one can release it. Wisdom, might, counsel, and understanding belong to him.
I don’t know your situation. I don’t know if you are enjoying a great ride or if you are barely hanging on as your life spirals downward. But I do know this. Whatever your situation God is in control. He has not left you alone or forgotten you. Somehow (and I know this might be hard for you to believe right now) he is working all things together for your good. Can God be trusted? Yes! Can you trust God? I will let you answer that question.
- Tell God exactly what you are thinking and feeling. Prayer is simply talking to him.
- Thank God for being trustworthy. Ask him to help you trust him.
Dear Father, you are close to the brokenhearted. Please make your presence known to those going through difficult times. Remind them that no matter what it “feels” like, you are in control and at work for their good. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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