He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed,
miracles that cannot be counted.
New Year – Same God
I sat here this morning and just marveled at God and this verse. Yesterday, we learned about Job and his suffering. Through it all, he proclaimed and called God, “Holy One.”
Today’s verse continues with what Job knows to be true of God. I saw in one of the translations, the beginning of Job 9 was called a hymnic praise (I encourage you to read it and see if you agree). Job had this deep understanding of the things of God and who God was. In this hymnic praise, he lists all the wonders of the earth from seas to stars, etc. It just made me think, “Do I look around and praise God for His wondrous works and miracles that I can see?” We know all of the ones that are happening behind the scenes – like the planet staying in motion or the invisible air we breathe that we just take for granted (or at least I do). But looking at the wonders and miracles that we can see, gave me a greater appreciation to see God through Job’s eyes this morning. How about you? Do you stop long enough to look around and see all the wonders that cannot be fathomed and miracles that cannot be counted?
Job was in excruciating pain, with great loss and living in grief. Yet, he still had this amazing, deep understanding of who God was to him. I encourage you today to sit with our Lord, look around you, praise Him for the wonders He performs that cannot be fathomed and the miracles that cannot be counted.
It’s a new year, but He’s the Same God of Job and of you.