5/29/20 在風暴中看見上帝See God in the Storm

Job 42:1 Then Job answered the Lord and said:“I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.

約伯記 42:1 約伯回答耶和華說:「我知道,你萬事都能做;你的旨意不能攔阻。誰無知使你的旨意隱藏呢?因此我說的,我不明白;這些事太奇妙,是我不知道的。

God did not give Job the reason for his suffering. Instead, Job was simply brought to his knees as he considered God’s amazing and wonderful creation. Just as we read in Psalm 8:3-4, “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” Job finally uttered his profound words: “I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you.”

When we humble ourselves, we will see God in the midst of our suffering. We will recognize that in comparison to the Almighty God we are but “worms” (25:6). God is in full control of all things and no one can hinder God’s purposes. At the current time, we are in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, but we do not need to be afraid or to panic! Let Job be our example and inspiration: “Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.” (James 5:11) Learning from Job’s experience, we don’t need to wait until AFTER the storm is over to see God. May we see God IN the storm and allow God’s purposes to be fulfilled in our lives at this very time!

上帝沒有給約伯解釋痛苦的原因。約伯只是被神的奇妙創造而懾服了。就像我們在詩篇8:3-4中讀到的那樣:“我觀看你手指所造的天,並你所陳設的月亮星宿。
人算甚麼,你竟顧念他!世人算甚麼,你竟眷顧他?”約伯最後說了曠世名言:“我從前風聞有你,現在親眼看見你。”

當我們謙卑自己時,我們將在苦難中看到上帝。我們將認識到,與全能的上帝相比,我們只是“蠕蟲”(25:6)。上帝完全掌控萬物,沒有人可以攔阻上帝的旨意。當前,我們正處於史無前例的大流行之中,但我們不必擔心或恐慌!讓約伯成為我們的榜樣和激勵:`1看哪,那些忍耐的人,我們稱他們是有福的。你們聽見過約伯的忍耐,也看見主給他的結局,知道主是充滿憐憫和慈悲的。” (雅各書5:11)讓我們從約伯的經驗中學習,不必等到風暴過後才見到上帝。願我們在暴風雨看見上帝,並在此時此刻讓上帝的旨意在我們身上成就!

 May Casting Crowns – Praise You in This Storm carry us through this storm.

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