October 1, Today’s thought – What Job Learned

Japanese Anemone,
I brought several of these home from Grandma Crain’s again.
The last ones I brought didn’t survive.

Good Morning,

Job 42:1-3
Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
I know that thou canst do every thing,
and that no thought can be withholden from thee.
. . . therefore have I uttered that I understood not;
things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

It is easy to thank God when he does what we want.
But God doesn’t always do what we want.
Ask Job.
His empire collapsed,
his children were killed,
and what was a healthy body became a rage of boils.
From whence came this torrent?
From whence will come any help?
Job goes straight to God and pleads his case.
His head hurts,
His body hurts.
His heart hurts.
And God answers.
Not with answers but with questions.
An ocean of questions. . .
After several dozen questions. . .
Job has gotten the point.
What is it?
The point is this:
God owes no one anything.
No reasons.
No explanations.
Nothing.
If he gave them, we couldn’t understand them.
God is God.
He knows what he is doing.
When you can’t trace his hand,
trust his heart.

Max Lucado, The Inspirational Study Bible

Trust God for your day. . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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