Job 39

"Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars and spreads his wings toward the south? Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up and makes his nest on high?” (v26-27). Job worried that his sufferings were a terrible mistake, that perhaps God had miscalculated Job’s life. God’s answer was to show Job all the intricate, delicate, powerful mechanisms of life on earth. We work hard to grasp the edge of knowledge about plants, animals, stars, and all creation, but God delights in every detail.

We can’t control the universe, and the circumstances of our lives, like Job’s, are often beyond our control. Yet we can trust the Lord’s knowledge, power, and good purposes for us.