Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind. He said: Who is this who obscures My counsel with ignorant words? Get ready to answer Me like a man, when I question you, you will inform Me. Where were you when I established the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Job 38:1-4 HCSB
Just like Job we often want to hear from God. There have been times in my life when I had important decisions to make and wished God had spoken audibly or written on the wall. But God chooses to reveal Himself in many different ways and answer our questions or requests in a variety of methods.
Job had been questioning God and wondering why God had not answered him. In these verses we see that God did answer Job in a whirlwind. This is a different term than that used earlier to describe the windstorm that killed Job’s children. In the Bible, when God speaks, it is often associated with a storm (see Exodus 19:16-17 and 1 Kings 19:11-13).
God did not answer Job’s questions; instead He asked Job questions that revealed that He was all-powerful and all-knowing and that Job did not have a full understanding. Job had no right to question God and His wisdom since he was not a part of creating the world or the order of the world.
Challenge: Acknowledge that God is all-powerful and that He is the Creator of the Universe. He desires to have a personal relationship with you and reveal Himself to you. Thank God that He created you and He knows what is best for you. Seek His wisdom to address any problems you may be facing. Trust Him with your life in all circumstances.