He does great things past finding out, Yes, wonders without number. – Job 9v10
And so another year draws to a close. 2010 is coming is done and dusted. This is my 56th New Year’s Eve and my 37th New Year’s Eve as a child of God. Every year that goes by is full of ups and downs. 2010 was no different.
I find that we have no problem understanding how the ups work out God’s plan. That is easy to see and understand God’s blessing and benefits in those times.
It is a little bit harder to understand the downs. I look at those sometimes and wonder how they can possibly be good.
Job was no different. At this stage he was in despair. Things were going so bad that he could not figure it out. Eliphaz was putting the blame on him. By the time we get to this chapter we find him trying to get his act together and get his focus back on God.
God is and mighty. He shakes the mountains; He controls the sun and the stars. He spread out the heaven and walks on the seas. He laid out the constellation. He does great things past finding out.
What motivates us to try and figure out the God’s whose ways are far above our ways? He is the one whose ways are far above our ways and whose thoughts are far above our thoughts. He is the God who sees and knows all. I am a puny man who is limited by being in this place at this moment in time. That is all I can see.
God does many things past finding out. He does wonders without number. When I try to second guess him I am making myself His equal.
Oh that I would do a better job in 2011 of realising that I am not always going to figure out what He is doing. May I simply learn to trust Him in those times.