God’s Loving Care

Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn? Do you count the months till they bear? Do you know the time they give birth? They crouch down and bring forth their young; their labor pains are ended. (Job 39: 1)

I always return to the book of Job when I’m going through trials. It reminds me that God is in control of all things, and I have a purpose in life. Job had a rough life. He endured much pain and suffering.  Job was so despondent he asked God why he didn’t just perish at birth.

Why did I not perish at birth and die as I came from the womb?  (Job 3: 11)

When we encounter difficult trials in life, we can become discouraged and question why things happen. The book of Job is the perfect reminder of God’s sovereignty. When Job questions why things are happening to him, God describes to Job how he oversees the process of birth in nature . If God cares so tenderly for the wildlife, imagine how much more he cares for his children.

It’s amazing to think about the loving care God takes to knit us together in our mother’s womb. Life will always be filled with changes and challenges, but knowing we are not here by accident helps us to rest assured we are loved with a divine love that will remain with us throughout eternity.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are beautiful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139: 13-16)

God never makes a mistake. If we wake up each morning, we still have a divine purpose and work to do here on this earth despite our trials, heartache, pain, or suffering.

We are fearfully and wonderfully made, and God’s works are beautiful!

 

2 thoughts on “God’s Loving Care

  1. Thank you Joni once again for your words of wisdom! This is exactly what I needed to hear this morning. What a great reminder what God did in the life of Job. You are so right, He never makes mistakes and our trials are never wasted. Praying for you today, that you will feel God’s love and presence and know that He has not forgotten you and just like the song says , His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches you! He is using you in a great way! Thanks again for your wonderful words of encouragement, and those beautiful pictures. Blessings to you today my friend. You are thought of and prayed for daily.

    Sue

    1. Sue, I know God is using you in a mighty way in my life! Your words of encouragement always arrive at the perfect time. Bless you for your kindness and prayers. I was not having a very good day today. The rainy weather has flared some of my health issues, and I haven’t been able to accomplish much. I planned to catch up on some much-needed cleaning around the house, but my body isn’t cooperating. I’ve been resting and watching the birds and deer in my backyard. Your reminder of His eye being on the lowly sparrow is what I needed to hear, as I watch the many sparrows outside my window. I pray you have a wonderful weekend filled with God’s blessings.

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