Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Do you question God? And Don’t give up!

Job 38:1 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:
:2"Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
:3 Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me.
:4 "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.
:5 Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it?
:6 To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone,
:7 when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
:8 "Or who shut in the sea with doors, when it burst forth and issued from the womb;
:9 when I made the clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band;
:10 when I fixed My limit for it, and set bars and doors;
:11 when I said, 'This far you may come, but no farther, and here your proud waves must stop!
:31 Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion?
:32 Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season? Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs?
:33 Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you set their dominion over the earth?


We sometimes like Job when we suffer tragedy dare to aim questions at God. Chapter 38 of Job should give us lots to think about. When God started directing questions at him he must have felt really small. God didn't answer Job's questions. Instead God told him to notice the power and might with which He created the world and His control over every element of it. That alone should be reason enough to trust Him. We can trust God. He has the stars in His hands, surely He can care for us.


Ne 2:20 So I answered them, and said to them, "The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no heritage or right or memorial in Jerusalem."


To turn your failures into successes you need to do two things.
  1. Realize that God wants you to succeed because you're His child.
  2. Realize that failure is a teaching tool.
Some options work, some don't. With God on your side you'll win if you keep trying.

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