Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, and spread its wings toward the south? Does the eagle mount up at your command, and make its nest on high? Job 39:26-27
Many people throughout the world think that they are really in control because of their wisdom and authority that has been given to them by other people. On the outside it appears that they can control nearly everything within their reach. Thousands of people bend to their desires, giving blind obedience to certain leaders. No matter how much authority some have, there are some things that no one can really control either by their wisdom nor their strength.
God continues to question Job and asked him if the hawk flies by his wisdom or the eagle mounts up at his command.
Watching nature is an amazing thing to see. Birds work at finding their own food, build their nests, fly south for the winter and fly north for the summer. Birds are just one of the many different animals in nature that do amazing things with no human control or direct leadership control. Overall, no human can cause animals to do something on command.
Behind the scenes of nature, it is God who is in control and gives the animals wisdom and direction. This is not done with just a few animals, but with every animal, thousands upon thousands of animals, all over the entire world, all at once.
The world does not believe in God being behind the scene controlling everything, but believers can know the truth. Instead of trying to control absolutely everything in their lives, believers can put their trust in God. If God can guide the animals correctly, who are here today and gone tomorrow, He can definitely control what is going on in the life of each believer.
As you go through your days, take some time to look at nature and how God is in control. What are the animals doing that takes the wisdom and direction of God to accomplish?
Now that you see what God is doing in nature, stop and think about what God can and is doing in your own life. It may look rough and difficult with no rhyme or reason, but God is directing your steps. It is God who has the best wisdom, power and authority to deal with every situation in your life in the best way possible.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will see God’s control in nature; that you will trust God’s control in your life; that you will see God’s wisdom in your life; and that you will give God complete control of your life.
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