Notes from this afternoon’s devotions with the Music Team.
When silence falls once again, Job finds that the answer to his suffering is not found by asking ‘why’ but knowing ‘who.’ It is not found in questioning God’s worth, but in seeing Him for who He is. God answers the problem of Job’s suffering with the grand and wonderful mystery of His power and presence.
Job himself says as much:
– I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. (Job 42:2
– I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; but now my eye sees You. (Job 42:5)
An unquenchable worshiper does not rely upon endurance, doctrine, or determination alone.
An unquenchable worshiper returns again and again to the revelation of a God whose worth and whose love does not waver in spite of our suffering.
An unquenchable worshiper can sing then with Job perhaps one of the most profound lines in all of Scripture:
‘The Lord gave and the Lord take away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.’ -Job 1:21