“Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.” Psalm 136:1
Job is mad at his friends in chapter 12 and chapter 13 because of their advice and accusations, but Job still gives glory to God, even though he’s not feeling very worshipful. Job, by just pleading his case to his friends, acknowledges God’s creation and power;
“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you.” Job 12:7-8
“If he tears down, none can rebuild…
With him are strength and sound wisdom…
He pours contempt on princes and loosens the belt of the strong.
He uncovers the deeps out of darkness and brings deep darkness to light.
He makes nations great, and he destroys them…”
Job 12:14, 16, 21-23
I have found that I love taking pictures. I realized this when I was training for my 1/2 marathon last year.
Yes shocker, I ran a 1/2 marathon. Ran the whole thing too!! And yes, I dressed up as wonder woman.
But what I found as I trained, running outside usually before dawn, was the amazing majesty and beauty that surrounds us. Especially when the first rays of light pours its radiance out upon the dark rolling hills and jagged corners.
I always had my phone with me on those early morning runs, losing myself in the music, but as God revealed His glory to me through His light peeking over the horizon, I began to capture those moments through the, albeit limited, lens on my phone.
I began to look forward to spending time with Him in His creation and looking for Him at other times as well and discovered how much He reveals Himself to us through it! I even started another blog where I only post photos and scripture revealing God’s astounding creation: Omniscience
God is an amazing artist and everywhere you look you can see His handiwork. The Bible even says that God will not be ignored — creation screams His name,
even if no, especially when we won’t.
“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.” Romans 1:20 (esv)
“‘I tell you,’ he replied, ‘if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.'” Luke 19:40 (niv)
Job doesn’t understand his suffering and he knows he has done nothing to “deserve” it as his friends have suggested. Still, because he is aware of God’s presence around him, he is able to remain faithful in the Lord. He questions, but still has hope and knows he will be vindicated. [Job 13:15-18]
Are you feeling like God has left you alone and empty?
Even in this struggle you’re going through, in these hard times you’re facing… God is with you.
His magnificence surrounds you!
Just take a look around!
“And your renown went forth among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect through the splendor that I had bestowed on you, declares the Lord GOD.” Ezekiel 16:14