“EVERY WORD OF GOD IS FLAWLESS; HE IS A SHIELD TO THOSE WHO TAKE REFUGE IN HIM.” – PROVERBS 30:5
God is no man that he should lie, His word is flawless! Yes, we know this very well but sometimes our actions speak louder than our words. It is easy to say that you believe that God can do this or that. But it is your attitude towards that difficult situation that will determine if indeed you believe in what you say you believe in.
The way God works is beyond our human understanding. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9).
Job was called a servant of the Lord, a man that fears God and shuns evil – he was a faithful man. However, one day he lost it all; his family, his possessions – they were all gone. Even his health was being threatened. But even though God was pleased with the man that Job was, He still allowed him to go through major disappointments.
Often times when we are going through the valley of the shadow of death, we ask God “why?” We cannot understand how God can allow certain things to happen to us. Like many of us today, Job started to question God. “Why God, why?”
But then the Lord spoke to Job and said: “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man: I will question you, and you shall answer me. Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?” (Job 38:2-5). Woah, God is such a boss! Can you imagine Him thinking to himself, “Who does this man think he is to ask the ancient God of all wisdom and power all these things?”
Aren’t we often times just like Job? Every time I read the book of Job, it reminds me of God’s faithfulness and of how I should just be still and know that He is God. He knows what he’s doing and no matter how hard the storm, you and I can be confident that He will be our shield the moment we take refuge in Him. God is in control; He knows what He’s doing.
D. Arelis XO