• El Shaddai Devotional

    Job 38–42

    It is not necessarily wrong to question what the Lord is doing as long as we are not sinfully demanding that He justify Himself. Nevertheless, we should be silent before Him far more often than we ask questions of Him. God alone sees the entire picture and knows the end from the beginning, so we should trust that His power is working to accomplish good purposes for us. Do we question Him more than we are in silent awe before Him? View Resource

  • El Shaddai Devotional

    Job 38–42

    Nothing can thwart God’s sovereign purposes. Even when setbacks occur, they are only a part of what the Lord will use to bring about His ultimate ends. El Shaddai cannot be defeated and will save all those who trust in Him. Do you look for mighty displays of the Lord’s power in your life? Do you trust Him to overcome what may be insurmountable obstacles for you? Be confident and thankful today that He will certainly accomplish His will. View Resource

  • Job’s Repentance and Restoration Devotional

    Job 42

    Sometimes restoration comes to us in this lifetime, but sometimes it awaits the age to come. In truth, all of God’s faithful servants will be finally vindicated and restored, and that is what we all long for with great hope. Even if we experience it in part now, we will receive it in its fullness only in the age to come. Let us thank God for the surety of this restoration and continue believing that He will be faithful to keep all of His promises to His people. View Resource

  • Trusting God’s Wisdom Devotional

    Job 42

    The book of Job is a powerful reminder that God is in absolute control of all things. This fact can be a great comfort to us and yet also be disconcerting when we suffer things we think we do not deserve. Sometimes things happen to us that do not make sense from our perspective. Yet unlike us, God sees all and has a good plan for all that happens. The wise trust God even when He does not make sense to them. Ask the Lord to help you trust Him even when it is difficult. View Resource

  • The Wisdom of Job Devotional

    Job 42

    Wise people maintain the distinction between Creator and creature, recognizing that there are some matters where God has chosen to remain silent. They respect the Lord’s decision and do not try to speak where He has not spoken. They trust in His sovereignty and goodness, believing that He will be faithful to all of His promises. May that be true of us, that we might be wise and trustworthy servants of God. View Resource