Where were you when God laid the earth’s foundations?

I would love to share a verse I came across the other day. Sometimes I question the Lord, and I want to know answers. I see only only a small piece of the puzzle, and somedays I wish I could see the whole thing. Would that help me better understand some things? Perhaps. Or possibly the One who made me knows that I have a finite mind, and cannot grasp the big picture-or would even freak out if I could see five years down the road, ten years even. The truth is, if God would have told me fifteen years ago or even four years ago, I was going to be a missionary living in Haiti I would have flipped out and hid under a rock so He’d never find me. I’m serious. God knew He was going to have to work on my heart through a serious of events in my life in order for me to not only swallow the idea of being a missionary but actually to go willingly and wholeheartedly! He knows us so intimately!

In addition to that, if you know me at all you know I tend to be, well, feisty. Sometimes I’m proud of it cause I feel like it makes me a fighter, and other times it gets me in trouble! But when I read this verse, I felt a little feistiness from the Lord. It made me smile to myself as I read his words in Job.

It’s found in Job 38:3-11.

“Brace yourself like a man, I will question you and you will answer me. Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off it’s dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were it’s footings set, or who laid it’s cornerstone? While the morning starts sang together and all the angels shouted for joy? Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness…..”

God is giving it to us real. He is the creator of heaven and earth. This verse not only puts me in place when I get to questioning Him, but it also provides comfort. To me, God is saying, “I made the whole earth, everything in, tamed it, and I’ve been around the block long before you. Don’t you think I will take care of you? Don’t you think I know you and your needs? Don’t you think I see you and know what I am doing with your life?” I can trust Him. He is more than able, more than capable. For me, these verses in Job were a reminder to the power, strength and awesomeness of the Lord.

4 thoughts on “Where were you when God laid the earth’s foundations?

  1. AMEN………and God bless you guys and your work!!!!!!!
    God is AWESOME!!!!!!!!
    We love you and pray for you daily,
    uncle jerry & Mary Ann ><

    1. I always cry when I read your blogs ! Praying with you for your joys and sorrows. I love you deeply! Thank you for your wisdom and love for the Lord. Barbie Shuck

      1. Barbie!

        Hello my sweet! I also think of you often, knowing you know so much of what we feel and experience having been there yourself. Thank you for showing us in prayers, we love you so dearly. Can’t wait to see you-we’ll be home in less than two weeks!! We’d love to come and see you guys!! (Does KC have any summer baseball games we could go to?)

    2. Oh Jerry, you guys are so sweet! Thank you for the encouraging words! We were able to watch the dvd grandpa sent us from the Easter service at your church…it was so great! And how fun to see you guys as it scanned the congregation! 🙂

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