16 Nov God’s Sovereignty in our Struggle – 11/16/20
Job 38:12-15 – “Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place, that it might take the earth by the edges and shake wicked out of it? The earth takes shape like clay under a seal; its features stand out like those of a garment. The wicked are denied their light, and their upraised arm is broken.”
God has a funny way of asking questions that remind us who we are in light of who He is. In these questions, we are reminded that God is sovereign – that He alone has the power to do away with wickedness and evil. As God questions Job, we see God has done incredible things beyond our comprehension, and it is through His power and grace alone that we have light, life and hope. We are reminded that while we have little power to control our circumstances, we do have a God who hears our cry and is willing to lovingly remind us we can always trust Him with the things closest to our hearts. When we believe this revelation, we see that although the situation is the same, everything has changed. We have a solid rock on which to stand amid waves, and we have a promise that God will never leave us nor forsake us.
Prayer: God, we choose to believe today that you are who you say you are. You are good, and mighty, and with us, even when our situation would lead us to think otherwise. Please be with us as we look both at our world and our own lives, and as we are confronted with the pain and disappointment that comes from loss, sickness, and death. In the struggle, give us peace to know that we can come to you in prayer and rest in who you are. We believe, God; help us overcome our unbelief. Amen.