Tuesday, November 10, 2009
God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things that we cannot comprehend. Job 37:5 HCSB
Have you ever known a good person who suffered terribly for no apparent reason? What happened? Did you pray about it? If so, what did you say?
Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? Why does God allow suffering in the world? Can we trust a God who works this way? In the Bible, Job struggled with these issues. After talking with God, he realized that God does things that people are not capable of understanding.
Read Job 37:5 again. These words were spoken to Job while he was going through a terrible time of suffering where he lost his servants, his animals, and his children. If that wasn’t enough, Job also developed boils over his entire body.
If you were Job, how would you have responded to hearing these things?
What do these verses teach you about God and the way that He does things?
Why is that important for you to understand?
God wants you to trust Him, no matter what happens around you. He has your best interests at heart even when it doesn’t make any sense to you. Sometimes, people think that faith means that you have all the answers to any problem that you could possibly have at any time. That’s not true. Faith means that you trust God and honor Him through every circumstance, even when you don’t understand what He is doing.