This morning I was finishing off reading in the book of Job, and I came across this phrase towards the end.
“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.”
[ Job 42:3 ]
Things too wonderful for me…
Wow. I was thinking about how this actually relates to my life, and it got me thinking about some of the difficult things I have experienced. Those have been the times I have most questioned God’s purposes, his plans. I think sometimes we have a tendency to think that God doesn’t care enough to share with us what the purpose of that pain is or was, but maybe its exactly the opposite. Maybe the purpose of the pain is simply far to incredible for us to handle! I love the image it brings me, of a parent just bursting to tell you, but they know you just couldn’t handle that much joy right now!
Brightened up my day!