Today’s assignment (I’m earning my Master’s degree) was to find a pretty spot and read from the book of Job. Funny I know. But, it’s the good part toward the end when God asks Job a litany of amazing, awe inspiring rhetorical question like:
“Who shut up the sea behind doors
when it burst forth from the womb,
when I made the clouds its garment
and wrapped it in thick darkness,
when I fixed limits for it
and set its doors and bars in place,
when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;
here is where your proud waves halt’? (Job 38:8-11).
This is God’s polite way of saying to Job: “I’m God and I know everything, and you really don’t know anything!” Think about this for a minute. God is omnipresent, which means He can and is simultaneously everywhere at the same time. Speaking of time, God is not bound by time or space. God is omnipotent, that means He is all powerful and He can do anything He wants. AND…He created you and said it was good!
I know there is a lot to worry about. I’m working full time and earning a Master’s degree, I get it. But isn’t it crazy to think that we really have any control over anything anyway? So often, we rush around in our sometimes self-important busyness and forget to enjoy life. Honestly, as I was sitting there reading Job aloud in the park (which was entertaining for those passing by; or tragic) and trying to get very philosophical mediating on the omnipotent, omnipresence of God, I felt Him impress this on my heart: “Enjoy your life. I have given you life. Life is a gift.”
God chose you specifically! He chose to give you life. He called you out of the darkness and into His glorious light to be alive in this life and made perfect for all of eternity in the next. Since God is everywhere all the time, you can cast your cares on Him. He can handle it since He’s omnipotent.
Enjoy your life. God has given you life. Life is a gift.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life” (Matthew 6:25-26).