Job 42

Job 42:1-17


OVERVIEWGod invites Job to trust that he can order his life. Job recognizes his error, repents, and chooses to trust God.

BIG IDEAGod is bigger, grander, and wiser than we could ever imagine.

KEY VERSEJob 42:2 (Job to God)
I know that you can do anything, and no one can stop you.

Fear me and gain wisdom. Discover that I can do all and that you can not, and you will achieve a rich and full life. Nothing is too hard for me. That knowledge should motivate you to come to me freely and unhindered. It will relieve you from carrying burdens you were never meant to pick up. Drop everything and come to me. Seek me, and I will teach you what you need. When you shift from only knowing about me to actually being in a relationship with me, you will live with a new sense of purpose, and gain new sight in the world. You will begin to see things and people as I do. I want that kind of relationship with you.

The universe is mine. Trust me to run it without your input. Trust me to order your life as well. I am capable of doing so, and I am willing. Surrender to me each day—moment by moment—and follow me. Learn to look for me and to listen to me. It is not difficult, but it takes discipline, especially with all the distractions on and around you.

Worship God. Give him thanks for what he has given and trust him for what he has not or what he has taken away. God knows what is best for you and your family.