Can you answer?

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The LORD questioned Job,
He called to him from the storm,
His voice would thunder:

What can you make known?
Who darkens counsel by words?
Job, can you answer?

And where were you when
The earth’s foundations were laid?
Do you remember?

Did your skillful hands
Make boundaries for the sea?
What was their measure?

Can you make snowflakes?
Can you lift the clouds and rain?
Control the weather?

Who argues with God?
Did you form the mouth to speak?
Can you answer me?

Behind the lines

Job 38 – 42:6

And the LORD said to Job:

“Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty?
He who argues with God, let him answer it.”

Then Job answered the LORD and said:

Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer you?
I lay my hand on my mouth.
I have spoken once, and I will not answer;
twice, but I will proceed no further (Job 40:1-5).”

 

Be Still

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Though tears will flood,
As the whole earth shakes,
And mountains fall into the sea,
God is my Refuge and Strength.

Be still, my soul,
Be still, and know,

I AM – The LORD,
Is my Refuge and Strength,
My Help in trouble’s way,
Trust the LORD of hosts,
Who breaks fears and woes,
And turns sorrows to praise.

Though emotions rage,
He utters His voice,
Great struggles and battles cease,
God is my Refuge and Strength.

You reign on the throne,
Sovereign over all,
Whom shall I fear?

Behind the lines

Psalm 46, which inspired Martin Luther to write A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
(Psalm 46:1 ESV)

“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
(Psalm 46:10 ESV)

Small

imageUnsaid prayers for little needs,
Lord, I know You care for me,
When I see a glimpse of You,
In the timing of small things.

They may be small,
But they make my heart worship,
So I will worship,
Worship You,
And throughout my life,
Give me eyes to see,
The small, and worship,
Worship You…

Folded hands on little knees,
Lord, I know You care for these,
Little prayers from little ones,
You said, “let them come to me.”

Little ants near sidewalk streets,
Lord, I know You have made these,
Working hard to gather food,
They live in community.

Behind the lines

My wife (Amy) told me how God worked out the timing of a small thing and it made her heart worship.

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