God’s questions to Job in chapters 39 and 40 make it clear to him that God’s knowledge, power, and presence are truths that should cause him to trust God not challenge his wisdom. God had allowed Job to suffer, but God has a plan and a purpose for everything he does and he oversees that plan to its complete fulfillment. He never misses a minute detail.

One pastor tells this story: “Has it ever occurred to you why God made grass and tree leaves green? Some years ago our church added a building that included a new office suite. The interior decorator wanted a soft green color scheme in my office. I wanted brighter colors. Finally, she explained to me that because I would spend much time counseling people, most of whom would be in a disturbed emotional state, the green color scheme would be more appropriate. Green soothes the emotions; red excites them. Thus, she had her way. Shortly after entering the new office, a lady came to see me who was emotionally distraught. After I had counseled and prayed with her, her emotions were more under control. She remarked, ‘The green in this office is so soothing!’ So God leads us to lie down in green pastures (Ps. 23:2) to refresh our troubled spirits. Once again, God knew what He was doing.”

Everything works out in according to His plan and His plans for Job and for us are always good. He does everything according to His divine recipe. We will find that each detail of life, the good times as well as the bad times, will play a part that contribute to the ultimate result. The cake that comes out of the oven is the final product that’s much superior than the individual ingredients that go into making it.

He didn’t let Job down. He won’t let us down!

“Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead!” (Luke 24:5-6)