Have you ever questioned God? You may have questioned why he allowed something negative to happen to you. Maybe someone passed away and you questioned why he would allow that person to die. Maybe you were going through a struggle and questioned why God would put you in that situation. If you have ever questioned God you are not alone. Job questioned God, however the response that he received was NOT the response he was expecting. God made it clear that he is above all understanding. As a human we can not begin to understand his workings. If you question God be ready for the response you may receive.
God demanded from Job that he "Gird up his loins like a man..." (Job 38:3) and answer the questions that he asked. God proceeded to ask Job "Where was he when God laid the foundations of the world (4)... Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning and thunder(25)...Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go(35)..." God was showing Job that he is in control of the universe that he has all of the forces of nature at his command and can unleash or restrain them at will. (Tyndale, Life Application Bible) God's point was that if Job could not explain such common events in nature, how could he possibly explain or question God? Job could never understand all of God's ways all he could do is trust in him.
When we go through hard times we may want to question God about why he would allow us to go through struggles. It is wiser to ask God to give you the strength to endure the situation rather than to question why he put you there. As humans we have no power and can not begin to understand God's infinite wisdom. If the intricacies of nature are beyond our grasp, God's moral purposes may not be what we think either. (Tyndale, Life Application Bible) All we can do is trust and rely on him. Remembering the thoughts that he thinks towards us are good and that he wants the best for us. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11
Stay Blessed and Continue Warring for Christ!
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