The boys' school is about 30 mins from home, give or take. In order for us to get them to school on time they have to wake up at 5am. Then they drag themselves s-l-o-w-l-y through their morning routine. There is hardly anytime left to do morning devotion so we do it on our drive to school. We have plenty of time. They read their devotional, share lessons learnt, each will pray and then I or daddy (depending on who is dropping them) will pray for them.
This morning's verse was Job 42:3b which says, "Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know." Job had lost everything and his body was on fire from boils. In his misery, Job had lots of questions and a bit of a tirade for God who though had answers to Job's troubles seemed silent. Finally God spoke but not to give answers but with more questions for Job. After God enlightened Job about who He is, what He has done and what He is capable of doing, Job at a loss for words responded with our text for today.
From God's conversations with Job, a few things were made clear: God is God. He knows what He is doing. And even when we do not understand, we must trust His love and plans for us. God sees the bigger picture, He knows where He is going, where we are concerned. Yes, He encourages us to ask Him questions and to come reason with Him. He may not always answer when we expect Him to or tell us what we want to hear but as Job learnt after His ordeal, God will not leave us in trouble to sink. He will surely bring us to a place of victory.
A dear pastor friend of ours said this: "with God my future is in the past" and I say God had already been into your future and He knows it is beautiful. Your tomorrow is secure. Be encouraged today, friend, and know that God is always on your side and victory is assured.