Isn’t it amazing how much God can show you in one month? To try and quantify how different my world has become in these last weeks would take too many words to fit here. What’s even more amazing is how God stays the same. He uses our turmoil and He wastes nothing.
Going through the book of Job will take you on a journey of the suffering and turmoil of one man, while letting you see his struggle with God. The counsel he receives from his friends and family are also on display and it gets very interesting. In Chapter 38, God himself delivers a response to Job. God lets us know who He is with this response:
v4- “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements – surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”
God continues to ask Job these “questions that aren’t really questions” for awhile, and each of them is what the kids might call a “mic drop.” So far, my main takeaway from the events that have taken place over the past month is this: “Who am I and what do I think I really know in all of this?”
Dear Church, who are we to question the One who laid the foundation of the earth? We have no understanding apart from the Creator. We can either approach this time as a time to be fearful because we don’t know what’s coming or we can be hopeful because we know the One who does. I am already impressed and encouraged by the faith and generosity of this body, and I pray we can continue on growing through our turmoil. God does not waste our hurting, He uses it according to His perfect plan. He can take this time of major transition and help us come out of this season stronger than we’ve ever been. Let’s look forward to Him doing that in us and let’s not get in the way of it. We have no idea what things will look like in the future, but I’m so eager to see where He’ll take us.
I love you all so much and I’m glad God has placed me here with you,