Job 5:8-9 "I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number"
We are usually quite adept at going to God with our needs. We know that He has done great things for us in the past, and we expect His intervention in our time of trial.
However, the key to this verse is that second phrase: "…unto God would I commit my cause."
(Commit – To give in trust; to put into the hands or power of another; to entrust)
Ah! That's the hard part, isn't it?
We can go to God in prayer, tell Him all the things we need and want. We can expect Him to give us whatever our heart's desire.
But, have we "put into the hands or power" of God our cause?
(Cause – The reason or motive that urges, moves, or impels the mind to act or decide)
Are we turning our reasons and motives (the things that urge, move and impel us) into the hands of God?
Often, we have not. We are stubbornly asking for things that are our cause, but not God's cause.
The formula for God's blessings works, but only if we do it God's way:
- Step 1: Commit our cause unto God.
- Step 2: Watch God do "great things and unsearchable; marvelous things without number."
He is ready to meet our needs, and has done so again and again; but we must do our part as well.
Have we put our motives into God's hands today?
It's a good day to start, yes?