Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Stand still Job

“Listen to this, O Job;
Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God. – Job 37.14

These words are almost a slap in the face of a person who is totally out of control. Job has gone on and on and on about his woes. What he has needed from the very start is for one of his friends to get his attention and refocus it.

I think we all got through those times when our fears and troubles and anxieties overwhelm us. We live in a terribly broken world and there are moments in history when we really don’t know what is going or how we are going to deal with it. There are times when I feel like someone should have grabbed me and given me a good shake and said ‘Roger! Stop it! Take a deep breath and get your act together!’ Those are the times when we need to focus on the wondrous works of God.

But first, before we can see that we need to stop and stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.

Standing still is one of the hardest things we can be called on to do because the world has convinced us that we need to keep going and we need to keep doing.

Right now, in the middle of this busy hectic week, let’s stop for a few minutes before the day gets started and consider then wondrous works of God. It would do wonders to change our perspective on the day. 

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