I know that you can do anything and no one can stop you. -Job 42:2
For the last few months or so, I read the book of Job, as I tried to understand the concept behind the verse:
The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord.
There were a few people in my surrounding who had gone to be with the Lord and it had me questioning, “Is this truly God’s will?” Not just that, but I wanted to understand what’s it like to have everything and then nothing? What’s it like to have your plans crash down on you? How do you continue to trust God and have faith?
So in reading the book of Job I learned that through it all, questioning God’s reasoning or will won’t do us any good. In the end, because Job accepted his situation and continued to have faith in God, He was blessed and received more than what he had before. The Word tells us in Philippians:
“Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything.”
I’m learning to pray about everything. Even the things I doubt. The things I fear. The things I don’t understand. The things I’m not supposed to worry about. I’m learning to pray about everything.
And I pray for peace. For God to help me understand things that seem too complex. I pray for God’s peace that surpasses all understanding to guard my heart and my mind.
So the next time you find yourself questioning God, take a moment to pray about it instead and read his Word to gain more understanding.
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