THOUGHT FOR TODAY FROM JOB 12: The Involuntary Organs
The heart, lungs, stomach, liver and kidney are examples of involuntary organs. Most days we carry on our lives without taking note of them. Isn't it interesting that those life sustaining organs function under God's control, not ours?
Job ponders, "Who among all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this, in whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind?" (Job 12:9-10).
While we sleep, God keeps our heart pumping and our lungs breathing. More amazing still is that Elohim keeps every organ functioning in every human being, bird, fish and animal throughout the entire world simultaneously, and has done so since the beginning of time!
I wonder if God thinks it humorous when silly atheists claim: "He's not there," or when His enemies blaspheme and attack His goodness and grace. Laughingly, He says, "If you only knew!"
He who guides the planets, controls the weather, provides grain, orders and sustains our lives is worthy of our trust. When cycles of adversity come, and uncertainties loom, and pain is present, do we honor God with our trust, or do we reward Him with our silly unbelief.