Today’s Bible Reading: Job 40 – 42
I have just completed the book of Job. It’s my 2nd time and I’ve never felt more depressed reading Job’s laments. Reading this amid the Covid-19 chaos left me very emotional and with mood swings. Why? The excessive amount of time I have to reflect upon all of this was just disastrous. *chuckle* Well, I can chuckle about it on hindsight.
All my laments aside, if there was one verse in the book of Job that captured me, it would be Job 40:4 and the NLT (New Living Translation) put it in words that blew me away.
“I am nothing – how could I ever find the answers?
I will cover my mouth with my hand.”
“I am nothing…” – that blew me away.
To acknowledge that we are nothing, is something. And that’s exactly what happened to Job. That moment he acknowledged that he’s nothing, he became something – that he trusts God for who he is, and not what he does. That God will do to Job what he knows is best.
It’s humbling beyond words. Humbling to the core.
Father Lord, I am nothing. I trust you and commit myself into your loving hands. Your will and not my own. Amen.