Christian Devotional – December 23, 2016

Read Job chapter 37


Job 37:23–The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress.


Elihu is coming to the end of his speech to Job. He gives his reason for why Job is experiencing the difficulties that he is. Elihu states so many things that God does that Job cannot know or understand. He basically tells Job, “Look, God is so amazing and so powerful and so mysterious, we can’t possibly know why He’s done what He’s done.” While that is partially true, we’ll see God’s actual response to Job starting tomorrow. God is amazing and God is exalted in power. He is great in justice and righteousness. Amazingly, we can have a personal relationship with God. We can get the place where we love and trust Him, even when we don’t understand Him.


Father, There are so many things that I do not understand about this world and my part in it. I don’t always know why I am in certain situations or allowed to go through some circumstances. I know that You are exalted in power, but more than that, I know that You are my Father. I come to You as a child and I tell You that I am scared and unsure and afraid, but I will trust in You and in all that You are doing. Thank You for not being a distant God, but for being close and near and fully involved in my life.

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