Hello and welcome! This is the Geeks Under Grace daily devotional where we dive into the Bible everyday. We take devotionals from bible.com and read the verses, devotional, and give our own commentary. Sometimes we will have multiple writers, but most of the time it will be just me. I hope you enjoy and comment with your own commentary.
This devotional is titled “Building 429 – The Overflow Devo”. It is only 7 days long. I use the ESV bible but feel free to use the version of your choosing.
(Since they used whole chapter this time then I will simply link you to them)
If you’ve never read the book of Job you need to. WHY? Because it’s us. Job is you and me… ok so maybe he’s a bit better than you and me. He’s the most faithful man in all the land…and Satan decides to pick a fight with God. God says “Job is my man. He’s my Michael Jordan… he’ll never quit and he’ll never surrender…then Satan says “cool so the bet is on?” God says “Yes, but you can’t kill JOB.”
I dare say NO ONE WOULD WANT TO BE JOB. Can you imagine? He’s working his tail off to create a winning franchise and all the sudden everything he loves, and everything he owns is GONE…with no “WHY”…just GONE.
Job runs through the gamut of emotions. He’s confident for about 35 chapters. Then suddenly he doubts. Then he finds himself face to face with God the almighty who asks him who he thinks he is? At the end of the book Job lives another 140 years and has more sons and daughters…. But he had to wonder… GOD REALLY?? WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT?
Fast forward thousands of years and read the book of JOB and a dare say you’ll know what that was all about. Job’s story is THE GO-TO story in the history of God’s KINGDOM…For inspiration, hope, doubt, and ultimately for God’s glory. Now what about us? Our trials, tribulations, successes and failures? Yes our story matters…. Our little 75 years on this planet are a part of an epic masterpiece unfolding all around us. Do you see that, just like JOB, you may not ever understand “WHY”. The best moments of your story and the worst moments of your story are woven together in the tapestry of God’s love and faithfulness. You may not be able to see it because you are just a thread… but if you could back away from the thread and see the tapestry you might be able to see how the moment that you scraped your knee was the perfect color of red for the middle of God’s heart. Or how that moment you won was the perfect color gold for the edge of his crown. You see the best of you and the worst of you will be on display in just the perfect place at just the perfect time in the kingdom of GOD… it may be another year, or 6000…But someday we’ll see just as JOB did that we aren’t here to question GOD, but to trust Him. I wonder what JOB thinks even now…. I bet he’s smiling, saying, “Ok…I get it now…That suffering was the perfect color to display your hands that NEVER LET GO”
Which begs the question…who are we to doubt the LORD?
“Shout to the Lord, all the earth, let us sing. Power and majesty, praise to the King!” I do not know why, but those lyrics popped into my head when reading the devotional. Who are we to doubt the Creator? The One who knows our future and our past. That knows each of us by name and everything there is to know. I don’t doubt the Lord. Let me rephrase that. I CAN’T doubt the Lord. I find it impossible. Because, with Him all things are possible. If you ever start doubting Him then just sing Shout to the Lord. It is cheesy goodness, everytime.