“Then Job answered the Lord and said: I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.” (Job 42:1-2)
Despite all his experiences of struggle, pain, and devastation, Job did not ultimately submit to despair. He chose to admit and proclaim that God is sovereign—that He is King.
Job recognized that at the end of the day, God is still in control.
Job submitted to God.
He submitted to God’s authority over him. He submitted to God’s will. He surrendered his own will to His.
We sometimes think to ourselves: “I don’t want to submit. I don’t want to surrender. I want to be in control. I want to hold the cards. I want it this way. I want it my way.”
But don’t we actually align ourselves with Job’s declaration of God as a sovereign King every single time we pray “The Lord’s Prayer”?
“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done.”
Let these lines be more than just words.
Thy will, Lord, not mine.
Blog entry by Lzeil Dela Cruz
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