It’s so interesting and comforting to me that God spoke to Job “out of the storm” (Job 38:1 and 40:6). Sometimes, I think it’s so easy to loose sight of God in the midst of the storm, just like Job did. In the middle of his suffering, He lost sight of who God is and focused more on his own circumstances than the power and sovereignty and might of God. He allowed the storm to shroud who God was and what that meant for Job’s life and suffering. And I know that we are no different in the midst of our own storms.
But God spoke out of a mighty storm, and I don’t think that’s a coincidence. He spoke out of the storm and reestablished His might and sovereignty. But He also restored Job. He strengthened Job and restored his faith and trust in God. And I think that’s truly beautiful. Because I know God does the same for us, if we’ll be like Job and simply listen to Him and allow Him to shape us and restore us.
Just because the storm is raging around you, that doesn’t mean that God has left you, quite the opposite. God is in the midst of the storm with you, and He’s longing to speak to you through it, if you’ll simply listen. Stop paying attention to the storm and turn your eyes to the One who commands the wind and the waves.