Sometimes as Christians we try to give explanations as to why people are experiencing life as they are. We spend time creating an answer for ourselves until we feel better about the situation or sometimes we create answers that make us feel worse.

Job had started to become weary of the trials he was experiencing. When the trials first came along his only response was “blessed be the name of The Lord.” There wasn’t any uncertainty in the statement, any question as to why he was experiencing the things he was, just full reliance and peace in God.

Later Job begins to search for what he might have done wrong or why this was happening to him. When Job started searching for an answer he moved away from his peace that he had had in God to insecurity of God’s role in his life.

God responded to Job. He told him that He knew what He was doing and that He had it all under control. He told him that there wasn’t any need to fear because He has always been, always is and always will be. He reminded Job of His greatness, His sovereignty and that He is just.

It’s then that Job once again finds peace in God. Not because God had given him an answer explaining the situation. Not because Job had come up with an answer that he was satisfied with. Job found peace again when he quit searching for answers and began clinging to God.

If you’re going through difficult times try focusing on Jesus instead of the journey. He already has everything mapped out, we just need to fully rely on Him.

Job 38:1-40:2