Journal Entry by Jared Lawson
S – Scripture: Job 42:2 (ESV)
I know you can do all things and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
O - Observation
When considering what Job has just been through it is hard to fathom how these words came out of his mouth. He had lost everything in a day, had his friends come and give him ill advice and even his own wife said to him “curse God and die (Job 2:9).” Yet, he received a visit from God and everything became clear. Even in his chaos and confusion he was still able to udder that God is all powerful and his purposes will always win through.
A - Application
When I think about how to apply this verse I find it hard not to think about our current political climate. It is easy to spread your opinion and be angry when we see what’s happening, ‘a change of PM again, seriously?!’. It may be tempting to feel fearful when we see the state of our world with disaster after disaster but I know my God can do all things and his good purposes can not be thwarted. This needs to be my mind’s resting place.
P - Prayer
Heavenly Father, I thank you that you are the good God and your purposes are good. You can not be thwarted and there is nothing you can not to do. Help that thought to be my mind’s default setting, when it starts to waver draw my mind to trust in your unfailing love. Thank you that you turn all things for God. I love you and trust you. In Jesus name, Amen.