This week’s Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Rich Cathers.
“Do you still want to argue with the Almighty? You are God’s critic, but do you have the answers?” (Job 40:2)
The man named Job is the epitome of a person going through a difficult time. He lost his wealth, health, and his family. Nothing seemed to make sense. Job’s friends concluded that Job must have some secret sin that God was punishing. Throughout the book we read of Job wondering why his life was so difficult. Job found himself even questioning God, at least until the day that God showed up.
Now I’m not going to answer Job’s “why me” questions for you. That’s a lesson for another day. I would rather think for a minute with you about this idea of questioning God. Do you wonder why things have happened in your life? Do you wonder why your life is difficult? Can you trust a God who seems so “mean”?
Let me reassure you that God is not “mean”. He is the One who loved me so much He gave His only Son for me (Rom. 5:8; 1Jn 3:16), even while I was a sinner. My bigger problem is wondering whether I can trust Him even when I don’t understand why. Job assumed he knew more than he did. God took Job aside and gave Job a taste of just how vast God’s mind was. Job realized the Creator of the universe knows what He’s doing. With a mind like that, and a heart like His, I can trust Him – even when I don’t understand.