Life by Design

Job 28:23-28..God understands the way to it and he alone knows where it dwells, for he views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.When he established the force of the wind and measured out the waters, when he made a decree for the rain and a path for the thunderstorm, then he looked at wisdom and appraised it, he confirmed and tested it. And said to man, “The fear of the Lord–that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.”

Today’s scripture gives us a detailed observation at just how deliberate God is. He established the force of the wind, he measured out the waters of the sea and he made a path for the thunderstorm.  All of these things are God’s doing, he purposely designed these things to happen.

Much like the thunderstorm, God has custom designed our life experiences. Nothing happens to us by chance, by accident or by luck. God has purposely created those forces of wind that catapult us to our next experience, he has decreed showers of rain to cleanse us from past situations and he has planned a system of thunderstorms to break us free from unhealthy associations. When all is said and done, our character is developed and our fear of the Lord shows just how wise we have become from our trails.  God knows what it takes for each of us individually to nurture that wisdom. He knows what will stick with you and what will slide off. He knows when you’re ready for the next chapter of your story or when you need a more advanced lesson.

Trust Him and remember that he views the ends of the earth and sees everything, including you, under Heaven! Allow Him to make you usable for His good works!

My prayer…My dearest heavenly father, thank you for planning the details of my life story.  I praise you during the wind, the rain and the thunderstorm.  I thank you that in those stormy seasons, seeds of wisdom are planted and when you see fit, your beautiful light will spring forth the glory of the harvest! Father I call it done in the name of your son Jesus. With that said, there is no need for me to worry, fret or lose any sleep over the matter. My only assignment is to trust you. I love you and thank you! Amen.