There is No One Like Our God

“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?

“Or who shut in the sea with doors
    when it burst out from the womb,
when I made clouds its garment
    and thick darkness its swaddling band,
 and prescribed limits for it
    and set bars and doors,
and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
    and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?

“Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
    and caused the dawn to know its place,
that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth,
    and the wicked be shaken out of it?
It is changed like clay under the seal,
    and its features stand out like a garment.
From the wicked their light is withheld,
    and their uplifted arm is broken.

“Have you entered into the springs of the sea,
    or walked in the recesses of the deep?
Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
    or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth?
    Declare, if you know all this.

-Job 38:4-18 

Who is like God? There is no one and nothing like him. Are you able to say you have done any of these things? Are you able to stand before God and say that you can compare to him? No. His ways are higher than our ways and his thoughts are higher than our thoughts (Isaiah 55:9). He is omnipotent, immortal, and omniscient. He sees all time at once.

So why do we think we know better than him? Why do we challenge God? The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away (Job 1:21). Why do we question his motives? Why do we question his love? Our God is entirely good and entirely powerful. We should have faith that he knows best, even when we do not understand our situation. Instead of running from God or questioning God when we are met with trouble, we should lean on God. He is the one who has saved us and brought us eternal life through Jesus Christ by his abounding love. "God is near to the brokenhearted." (Psalm 34:18) So don't run from him, run to him. Allow him to come near to you.

Even when his life fell apart, Job still had faith. Let's model after him and show that our God is faithful!

Matt KellyComment