For a Conversation with God–Comprehending the Journey

from North Cascades Highway photo by Emily Gibson

16 “Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea
or walked in the recesses of the deep?
17 Have the gates of death been shown to you?
Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?
18 Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth?
Tell me, if you know all this.
Job 38: 16-18

We may feel we have plumbed the depths and walked in the valley and peered at the gates of darkness.  Grief, abandonment, suffering, pain and loss–all things Job was experiencing acutely–can make us feel that we know how bad things can get.   But God says we cannot comprehend what He knows and sees, where He journeys and walks.  Only God has perfect understanding of where we have been and where we will go.

We hold His hand while He guides and protects us in the darkest places.  Only He knows the way.

photo by Josh Scholten

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