In the summer of 2021, my family spent some time in San Antonio Texas and also visited Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch nearby. We bought some food for the animals to feed them as we drove through the wildlife ranch. The animals would come close up to our car because they knew we had some food.
This day with God, let us encourage one another and offer food for the soul as we read Job 41. We note today that not all of God’s creatures are peaceful. God describes the leviathan as a sea monster or dragon like creature in which fire shoots out of its mouth. Everyone is afraid of the leviathan because no one can control the death and destruction it can cause.
Only God could control the leviathan and God does what He does in order to maintain authority and control. We have questions about why certain things happen. We don’t understand the bad that happens like wars, fires, storms, earthquakes, sickness, crime, and murder.
His ways are not always understood, and we don’t always react in the way we should. We may panic or react with anger, but we must understand that everyone and everything is under God’s control. We must understand that no one is perfect.
Sometimes we can take ourselves and others too seriously. It’s a good idea to loosen up, know what strengths God has given each person, obey His instructions, and simply take action when opportunities are presented to carry out God’s Plan for Us.
Being confident in God’s Way gives us the ability to keep other people in mind. Being open to listening to them and helping them receive the plan, execute His plan, and helping them to see the victory.
Lord, we need patience, poise, and humility in the world we live in today with all the bad things happening like wars, crime, and economic turmoil. We pray for peace in the world and in our hearts. The Good news is that Your Word feeds our soul with encouragement. What seems to be undoable becomes unstoppable with You. We put You in control to face the big challenges and have confidence that You will set things up for amazing things to happen in the future. Amen.