Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Knowest thou the ordinances of Heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? (Job 38:4-6, 31-33)
Job and his friends had no idea of the fulness and majesty of GOD Almighty. Not only did they not know of the events in the spiritual realm that led to Job's testing, they really didn't understand the breadth, and depth, and length, and height of GOD and His love for all of His creation, and especially for those who have trusted Him for Salvation through repentance of their sin and faith in Him and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary. Though Job never really gets an answer for his questions, GOD simply asks Him pointed questions to remind Job that He is GOD, and we are not, and that GOD cares intimately for His creation and for its people. Though He tests us and chastises those of us who are His, to cause us to become more like Him, He is perfect and righteous, and we can turn to Him and rest in Him who is our strength.
We have hope in Christ because of what He has already done for us, and we can trust that every one of His promises will come true. They may not all be for us, as individuals, or for our nation, but GOD will bring us through whatever He leads us to, just as He has revealed in His Word. He calls His people to be faithful, to trust Him, not just for Salvation, but in all things, for He is Lord, and the life we now live in the flesh, we are to live by the faith of the Son of GOD who loved us and gave Himself for us. We are to be His servants, His ambassadors, with the Word of righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, to minister to others who are hurting and in need. We are to be His children, loving one another as we disciple one another in His Word. We are to be His witnesses, taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to this lost and dying world in the power of the Holy Spirit, and as we go where He sends us, proclaiming the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of GOD might have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.