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God Always Knows Best

Before God could enlighten Job and his counselors to a greater knowledge of who He is, He first had to remind them of who they were. So God answered Job from a whirlwind to produce the trauma of truth. God’s voice coming from a whirlwind certainly was disconcerting enough, but then came the barrage of unanswerable questions.


“Who is this that questions my wisdom
with such ignorant words?
Brace yourself like a man,
because I have some questions for you,
and you must answer them.”

Job 38:1–3 NLT


Brokenness followed. Obviously God is the only one who can answer all questions, but He is not obligated to do so. Only God can adequately deal with the answers to all questions. We must succumb to trusting Him. He always knows best.


Lord, I am nothing—how could I ever find the answers? I will cover my mouth with my hand. I have said too much already. I have nothing more to say. I know that You can do anything, and no one can stop You. I questioned Your wisdom with such ignorance! I was talking about things I knew nothing about, things far too wonderful for me. I had only heard about You before, but now I have seen You with my own eyes. I take back everything I said, and I sit in dust and ashes to show my repentance. . . .

Job 40:3–5; 42:1–6

(excerpts from Desperate Dependency by J. Kirk & Melanie D. Lewis)

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