Prayer Focus: Europe

Bible Reading: Job 37-40:1-5; Psalm 19

Scripture

Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.

Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place,

Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?

Can you raise your voice to the clouds and cover yourself with a flood of water? (Job 38:4, 12, 17, 34)

Observation

After Job asks God a barrage of questions, God returns the favor! His words are strong, and even sarcastic. “Surely you know, for you were already born! You have lived so many years!” He says to Job in 38:21. Job wanted to hear from God and he got an earful!

Application

God is God and I am not. I realize that is no great revelation, but it is easy for me to begin to think that I am strong and powerful, yet a momentary comparison with the Creator puts everything into perspective. He spoke (sang?) the stars and moon and planet into existence. He controls the weather that brings sun and storms, droughts and floods. He has always been and will always be, standing outside of creation. He gives and takes away life itself, from ashes to ashes and dust to dust. He is God. He can handle our questions, but He can also challenge us, too.

Prayer

Uncreated One, I cannot begin to fathom the extent of Your power, the depths of Your love, or breadth of Your wisdom. There is none like You. Thank You for hearing our cries and questions. Thank You for being sovereign and in control. Thank You for choosing to use Your power for good rather than harm. You are truly awesome. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

Advertisements