Dear Church Family:
Read: Job 38:1 – 9, 42:1 – 6
As Christians, we often like to talk about how “all things work together for the good of those who love God” (Romans 8:28), or how God says that He “Knows the plans he has for you” (Jeremiah 29:11). I have faith and confidence that every one of these things are true, however sometimes we have a hard time seeing the endgame when we’re in the middle of a crisis.
The message of Job is a little different. Yes, his story has a happy ending, and yes, this story does confirm the truths of the passages I mentioned above, but in the passages I asked you to read, God shows us through Job a difficult truth. At the end of all things, God is sovereign, and that sovereignty means that he does not owe any man or woman an answer.
I don’t believe that God caused the coronavirus as some local hate groups have started to say. However, I do believe that God is allowing it for His time and His purposes, and while I do not necessarily see where this is heading, I have faith in God’s sovereignty, and His promises of His love for us.