Hope in the One Who Made the Sea Monster


The book of Job is a famous book, even in the secular world.  We have all heard quotes about the patience of Job; and we know that he was a man who went through severe trials and testings.

However, as I read Job, especially the beginning and ending chapters of the book, I am reminded again of the incredible knowledge and power of our God.

In fact, it is God's reminding Job of His awesome creation and wisdom that eventually caused Job to repent.

What I find comforting is this: 

The incredible Creator God involved Himself with the life, thoughts, motivations and heart of Job, a simple human.

God spends an entire chapter describing to Job the leviathan, a beast that sounds very much like a fire-breathing, sea-dwelling creature of mythic proportions.

What kind of Divine Mind would have thought up an animal like that???

And yet, He wanted Job to understand His character.

He longed for Job to understand His greatness and His concern for each of His creations – including Job himself.

This wonderful God was involved with every detail of Job's life, just as He was involved in the creation of and care for His incredible creatures. 

Nothing was missed by His all-knowing mind.  He had his eye on Job throughout his entire trial, and had planned out Job's restoration from the very beginning of the book.

So, I ask you – Can we not trust this God, as well?

He is the same God.  Just as He had His hand on Job, He has His hand on us.  He knows all that we are going through; and He has our outcome already planned

As we read the stories from Scripture of how He worked in the lives of men, as we learn of His creation and see how intricately He planned the creatures He made, we learn of His character.  We learn, as did Job, that He has our very best interest at heart at all times.

He is the great and awesome God – the Creator of the unicorn, the behemoth and the leviathan!!! (Job 39:9, 40:15, 41:1)

We can trust Him to do all that is right in our lives.

Let us join Job and say,


"…Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD." (Job 1:21)