Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?—You are God’s critic, but do you have the answers?—Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorant words?
Look, God is all-powerful. Who is a teacher like him? No one can tell him what to do. No one can say to him, “You have done wrong.’ Instead, glorify his mighty works, singing songs of praise—Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD!
As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him —Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
Job 2:10 NIV; Job 40:2 NLT; Job.38:2 NLT; Job 36:23,24 NLT; Ps.113:1 ESV; Ps. 18:30 KJV; Rom. 11:33 ESV; Prov.3:5 ESV;
It can slip in so subtly, a certain discontent with the way God is managing my life or the lives of the people around me. Has He not heard my prayers? Does He not see the pain in our hearts? Is He not really in control? But the sword of the Spirit pointedly interjects itself into my thinking and I am brought up short. My mutinous bent is brought to light and I, like Job, must confess my ignorance and repent. My Lord faithfully calls me to reaffirm His worthiness to be praised ALL THE TIME. And with this confidence I can navigate the quandries of a new year bravely. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name!