Thursday, January 5, 2012

where is the place of understanding?

I read Job 28:20, 23, 28.
I realized that sometimes life can get confusing.  Deciding which "paths" in life to take.  What is God doing?  Why? Which way is even up, at times??  But when we are in the "dark", frantically searching for wisdom can most of the time be futile.  All that is really required is to WAIT.  "All insight originates with God"  -Joan C. Webb.  It's probably more productive to just step back, relax, calmly ask for wisdom and then wait until God sheds His light on your life.   After that?  Move forward with joy-filled confidence.

It's so liberating to not have to "know" because God already does.  Trust in His perfect sovereignty.  And maybe that's what wisdom truly is....simply to TRUST in God.


  1. "Simply" isn't so simple for me. Wish it was but I always know He wants the best for me.

  2. I love Job, he is truly one of my favorite Biblical men.

  3. You are right, Gail, it's not as simple as it sounds. Sometimes (heck, most times) it can be hard and complicated to place our trust into the hands of an all-knowing God. But it's a one step process, that when it is accomplished, makes us wonder why we didn't choose to trust in the first place. When we get to that place, that's when it appears simple...but there's turmoil that occurs in the process...

    And Linda, I love Job, too...he has real (and messy) thoughts that lead him to the proper conclusion = God is God and he's not. I can relate to him well!


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