God is in control. I have been whispering – and screaming- those words over and over in my life. God is in control. Even in the midst of my storm, even in the midst of my darkness- even when God seems silent, God is in control. He has always been – and He always will be. He is a good, good Father – and He is in control.
I am not.
Throughout the book of Job, we have seen that suffering does happen to good people. We have seen that Job was a man that was faithful and full of integrity- but that he was still just a man. We have seen that God never left Job, even though there were times when Job felt that God was silent. We saw Job’s friends fail him. We have seen Job lose everything. We waited through the whole book for some answers… and we got them.
God is in control.
Through the last several chapters of Job, God reminds Job of who He is. That God is the Creator God- and that He is sovereign over all.
Even when we don’t understand.
Even when it is hard.
Even when we suffer.
God is still in control.
Suffering isn’t always because of sin – but sometimes, like we saw with Job, suffering can lead to sin. If we are not using our situation to push into our faith and to pull us closer and deeper to our walk with God, it can quickly be something that draws us away.
It all depends on where our eyes are.
I am often reminded of the story of Peter in the boat. He looks out and sees Jesus walking toward them on the water, and Peter wants to join him. Jesus tells him to come on out. All is fine while his eyes were on Jesus. There was water under his feet. There was nothing to hold on to. With each step, he got further from the boat.
But he got closer to Jesus.
He was doing the impossible- because God is in control.
Yet, he looked down. His heart began to race, and he realized there was nothing under his feet – and that he was away from the boat. All he could think about was the water under his feet. Water that should be under the boat- not under his feet.
He forgot to keep looking at the one who created the water. The one who created the water could make it do the impossible.
Maybe you are like me, and you are in the midst of God calling you to walk out on the water – where feet may fail. Remember, to keep your eye on the Creator. He is in control.
I hope you have enjoyed this series on the book of Job – I sure know I have. May you remember who your God is. May you remember to be the right kind of friend your suffering friend needs. May you remember that suffering in your life isn’t always because of sin – so be sure to examine yourself.
I hope you will join me in just one week as we begin our next journey- a journey into the servant heart of our Lord Jesus, as we walk with him to the cross through the book of Mark.
If you missed any of my Job post, you can find the whole series starting here, at the Introduction to Job.
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