In today’s reading, Job is pouring out His thoughts and feelings to God. This is an important exercise for us. God wants us to share everything with Him. You can tell Him how you feel. This builds intimacy and trust and relieves so much internal pressure.
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Job is responding to Zophar. In Job’s speech, He confirms so much about the character and attributes of God. This is EXACTLY how we should respond in trouble. It brings real peace. When I’m struggling, I often pray through the Psalms and recognize God’s power. Look what Job notes:
Wisdom and Power
But true wisdom and power are found in God; counsel and understanding are His. v.13
What he destroys cannot be rebuilt. When he puts someone in prison, there is no escape. If he holds back the rain, the earth becomes a desert. If he releases the waters, they flood the earth. v.14-15
He uncovers mysteries hidden in darkness; He brings light to the deepest gloom. v.22
Go to God right now. Cast your burdens on Him. Believe in His might and power, and watch how He changes your outlook! Have a wonderful blessed day!
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor