reality check

Soon another birthday will be upon me. Another year older. A few more gray hairs to highlight. A little wiser for the experiences, trials, and joys the past year brought my way. Albert Einstein said-

“The more I learn, the more I realize I don’t know”

How very true whether it be pursuing intellectual knowledge, developing relationships, or comprehending God. A younger version of me thought she knew so much! If I did this or that, followed the ‘rules’, crossed the t’s and dotted the I’s, then all would work out right. O, how much the younger me had to learn. Years form now I will say the same of the current me.

So much to learn!

So much wisdom still to acquire!

And yet if my years on earth stretched to a thousand, my mind would still fall woefully short of figuring out such a great God as Jehovah!

For 37 chapters, Job has been burdened with great suffering and listening to his ‘friends’ try to counsel him, basically telling him to repent of whatever he did to offend God. Now in chapter 38, I come to the good stuff! God speaks to and questions this man he created, Job. Some may read the pages differently but I see quite a bit of godly sarcasm sprinkled throughout God’s questions and I love it for such is my nature.

One part spoke to me about how much I don’t know! May I share?

“Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep? Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death? Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know all this. What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside? Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths to their dwellings? Surely you know, for you were already born! You have lived so many years!” Job 38: 16-21

So what now? Do I celebrate my ignorance? No! Instead with renewed focus found from reading the Word and finding a better perspective, I seek more wholeheartedly after the God who knows the answer to EVERY question posed to Job. I seek the God who created and designed it all! I seek the Savior who loved me so infinitely he gave his all! I pursue the wisdom that comes from knowing who God is and who I am.

Lord, your greatness and majesty are beyond my understanding. Thank you for the reality check and reminder of who you are and who I am not! I am not in control. I am not in charge. And, I am not god. You are! You are sovereign and you reign! You are the King of the world and the Creator of the all things! To you I bow today to give you honor and glory and to thank you for loving me so! Amen!

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