He Delivers

Today's devotion from Job 36.

Behold the wonder that is God. This is the essence of Elihu's words recorded in Job 36. He beckons Job to see the majesty of God. He is mighty. Yet, His might does not cause Him to look down on any. He does not despise any. His might is not just found in His arm, but in His ability, His strength, to understand. God is mighty in that He is strong in every possible sense of the word.

This is the God that we trust.

With that said, Elihu wanted Job to know that there is nothing beyond our God's ability to redeem. There is no person too far gone. There is no situation too desperate that He cannot use it to His advantage in advancing His plan in, through, and for us. In fact, Elihu says, "He delivers the afflicted by their affliction." (Job 36:15, ESV)

How is this possible? How can God take the thing that you need deliverance from and use it as the means of your deliverance? Who knows? As Elihu said, "Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds, the thunderings of his pavilion?" (Job 36:29, ESV) We don't know how God does it, but we know that He does it. The same Egyptians that held the Israelites captive, showered them with gold and gifts as He led the captives free. The cross that meant death for Christ became the means of our life.

What is the affliction or obstacle in your life? I don't know what it is, but I know our God is able to use it to move you forward, to advance His plan, and to positively impact His Kingdom.