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!