Job 11-12 B

“Just ask the animals, and they will teach you. Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.”

We’re right in the push and pull that someone experiences when trying to understand God’s sovereignty. Understanding that the Lord has power over everything only leads to more misunderstanding of why he allows so much pain. I liked when Job motioned to the animals; even they know the unarguable greatness of God!

The fact that at this point, Job is even engaging with God is promising. After all that he’s been through, and all that he’s lost, he still pushes back on God and grapples with who he is and what he’s done. Honestly, I’m more comfortable when people are actively fighting God on something than when they’ve completely shut him out. Disengaged. It’s like that with any relationship, right? When you stop fighting, it usually means you’ve stopped caring.

It’s okay to fight God for answers on your circumstances. Sometimes just recognizing the complexity of his sovereignty is helpful in my faith towards him. Sometimes it hinders it. But either way, I’m engaging with him.

-Carly

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