Job 38:25-41

25 “Who has cleft a channel for the flood,
Or a way for the thunderbolt,
26 To bring rain on a land without [g]people,
On a desert without a man in it,
27 To satisfy the waste and desolate land
And to make the [h]seeds of grass to sprout?
28 “Has the rain a father?
Or who has begotten the drops of dew?
29 “From whose womb has come the ice?
And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?
30 “Water [i]becomes hard like stone,
And the surface of the deep is imprisoned.

31 “Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades,
Or loose the cords of Orion?
32 “Can you lead forth a [j]constellation in its season,
And guide the Bear with her [k]satellites?
33 “Do you know the ordinances of the heavens,
Or fix their rule over the earth?

34 “Can you lift up your voice to the clouds,
So that an abundance of water will cover you?
35 “Can you send forth lightnings that they may go
And say to you, ‘Here we are’?
36 “Who has put wisdom in the innermost being
Or given understanding to the [l]mind?
37 “Who can count the clouds by wisdom,
Or tip the water jars of the heavens,
38 When the dust hardens into a mass
And the clods stick together?

39 “Can you hunt the prey for the lion,
Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
40 When they crouch in their dens
And lie in wait in their lair?
41 “Who prepares for the raven its nourishment
When its young cry to God
And wander about without food?

Who brings rain and ice, thunder and lightning. Who put the stars in the sky, and the myriad of planets? Who takes care of the lion and the raven? It reminds one of what Jesus said in Matthew 6 when he talked of the sparrows and lilies. One can look at all the incredible things God has done and wonder, why would he care about us?

Yet Jesus said “Aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?… And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you.” We worry and fret a whole lot, sometimes for small things, and sometimes for really big things. Yet our worry gains us nothing.

Instead, we need to (daily) learn to turn to God, ask him to be our provider and give us direction. He will take us the way we need to go, and He will provide for us along the way, no matter what life throws our way. We are safe in his hands, and nothing can change that. Rest easy, for His yoke is easy and His burden is light.

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