#3 – Covid-19 Bible reflection

God is in control

Monday, March 30, 2020

Job 12:10  [NLT]

Listen

Read

For the life of every living thing is in his hand,
    and the breath of every human being.

Reflect

If there is anyone who has experienced hardships in life, it is the character Job in the Bible. He has lost his livestock, servants, children and even his own health! But Job’s response showed his trust towards God: “… Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” Job 1:21 (ESV).

During difficult times in your life, there is one that you can fully rely on – God himself. You can lose your wealth, those who help you, family or even your own health, but God is someone that you can trust. He loves us so much that he gave his Son Jesus to die for our sins on the cross – that is his heart. He is surely worthy of our trust.

In Job 12:10, Job has mentioned something that is true: “The life of every living thing is in his hand, as well as the breath of all mankind.” (CSB). God is in control over the life of every living creature. Again, this proves that we can trust him. What trying times are you facing right now where God is not in control?

God is aware of what you are going through. Job 23:10 says, “But he knows where I am going. And when he tests me, I will come out as pure as gold.” (NLT)

We might not understand why we have to suffer, but we can trust in God who is in control of the life of every living creature.

Question is, who do you put your trust in?

Meditate

Read Proverbs 3:5-6 in the Bible. See where our trust should be.

Pray

Father God of heaven and earth, please help me to trust you during difficult times that I go through and during the good times. I believe that you are in control. Please show me the path to take by your Holy Spirit and point me to your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. In his name I pray, amen.