I Don't See God

I decided to do something different this year.  I'm reading chronologically through the bible.  I've read Genesis-Revelation before, but never have I read the actual chronological order.  To be honest, I was a little doubtful of how much I would enjoy the first few weeks of January.  I knew most of this month would encompass the book of Job.  I have nothing against the book of Job.  It's a book I've recommended to many struggling people.  It's a book that's encouraged the heck out of me over the years.  However, I assumed that my encounter with it this time would be like a "been there, done that" type of feeling.

Needless to say, I was wrong.  Job encouraged me in more ways than I can remember.  Interestingly, it has encouraged me at a time in my life when things really are going well.  Never have I gone through anything to completely put myself in Job's shoes.  Even the times of crises in my life can't match Job's misery.  However, I found myself relating to his wrestling with God.

Job 9:11 says, "Behold, he passes by me, and I see him not; he moves on, but I do not perceive him."

Job says this as a man who knows God intimately.  He trusts God.  He has faith in God.  He understands God's character.  Yet, even with an extensive knowledge of the LORD, he admits that He misses God.  He doesn't see Him.  He admits that God makes decisions that are outside of his understanding.

This is a problem for me too.  Its not that I don't know God.  I know God.  However, I'm still human and when I allow myself to consider things through the flesh, I miss God too.  I don't see Him!

Right now, I'm waiting on God's timing for something.  In my human flesh, I don't understand why I'm still waiting.  However, as I examine the issue spiritually, I realize that God is moving in such a way not to provide my flesh with understanding, but to keep my focus on what's right in front of me.

God is moving as we take every step of our lives.  If you walk too fast and don't consider Him, you may miss it! 

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