“A spirit glided past my face; the hair of my flesh stood up. It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance. A form was before my eyes; there was silence, then I heard a voice: ‘Can mortal man be in the right before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?” (4:15-17)
It is the favorite past time of the accuser to bring our worthiness and God’s loving kindness into question. He knows our perspective is limited. When tragedy strikes, everyone becomes a theologian, and certainly our enemy wants us to draw hopeless conclusions.
The struggle is important, though. God is God and He can withstand all questions, so bring em on! But make sure you remain humble and listen for His reply. Discover for yourself that He is trustworthy. There’s a lot to wade through before God makes His reply in chapter 38. I am impatient, always wanting to jump to the end, but it’s good to be thorough. That way, when the enemy calls God’s love into question in the dark of night, you can know in the depths of your soul He has made you right and pure before Him.
What questions are you wrestling with today?