Job & God's Sovereignty


May this reminder of the amazing wisdom, love and power of our Creator encourage your heart! In His message to Job, He points to His sovereign hand behind light, behind the ocean tides, behind the evaporating waters that rise as clouds over the seas before watering the land, and behind the wind currents that warm and cool the planet according to His divine providence. Then He reminds us that He is the one who prepares food for the wild beasts…. This wonderful Lord can surely be trusted to care for His precious people who put their faith in Him!

“… who shut in the sea with doors…
When I made the clouds its garment....
When I fixed My limit for it, and set bars and doors;
When I said, ‘This far you may come, but no farther,
And here your proud waves must stop!’ ...

“Have you entered the springs of the sea?
Or have you walked in search of the depths?
Have the gates of death been revealed to you?
Or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death? ...

"By what way is light diffused, or the east wind scattered over the earth?
Who has divided a channel for the overflowing water or a path for the thunderbolt,
To cause it to rain on a land where there is no one,
A wilderness in which there is no man to satisfy the desolate waste,
And cause to spring forth the growth of tender grass? ...

"Do you know the ordinances of the heavens?
Can you set their dominion over the earth?
Can you lift up your voice to [or command] the clouds,
That an abundance of water may cover you? ...

"Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven,
When the dust hardens in clumps, and the clods cling together?

“Can you hunt the prey for the lion, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions...?
Who provides food for the raven, when its young ones cry to God..."

Job 38:8-41

All my heart to Him I give, ever to Him I’ll cling
In His blessed presence live, ever His praises sing,
Love so mighty and so true, merits my soul’s best songs,
Faithful, loving service too, to Him belongs.

Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help
Love lifted me!

The melody:

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