“Then Job replied to the Lord: I know that You can do anything and no plan of Yours can be thwarted. You asked, “Who is this who conceals my counsel with ignorance?” Surely, I spoke about things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.”

Have you ever misspoken out of anger, desperation, or just plain bad information? If we are honest, we all have been guilty of this more times than we care to say. Here in Job 42, Job is acknowledging his mistake before God. Out of anger, desperation, and the continued pressure of his three friends Job has called out God to answer him, to explain to him why he is suffering so harshly. Job feels as he deserves for the God of all creation to acknowledge him and his situation. God does in fact speak, but not as Job had expected. God doesn’t give Job the answer as to why but instead explains to him that He is the creator and the author of humanity. Job realizes that even in the midst of his trials that God was always there. In these times when we are tempted to jump to conclusions and speak when we should remain silent, let us remember Job’s words in 42:5-6, “I had heard rumors about You, but now my eyes have seen You. Therefore, I take back my words and repent in dust and ashes.” 

May you and your families have a blessed week, Brian, Mary, Brylee, Holland Funderburk