What Do I Know?

I think I know so much,
have so much to say,
act like I make it all happen.

But you Lord,
you are the one,
the one who created
the heavens and the earth;
who did not just write the rules,
but worked them into all you made
and all you do.

You understand
the intricacies
and balance,
and you do it in care and love.

So, once again,
I remind myself,
that I know little
and you know everything.

Not only do you know the world,
but you know me,
intricately,
intimately,
to the depths of my being.

You know my struggles,
my pain,
my perceived injustices
and my real hurts
and scars.
You truly know what is happening,
see what I can’t understand.

So all I can do
is trust
and hope,
come to you,
sit with you
as you sit with me,
cling to you
who holds me tight
and wait with you
until I see
what you see
and know my place
in it all.

Job 38:1-11 (CEV)

The Lord Speaks

From Out of a Storm

38 From out of a storm,
    the Lord said to Job:
Why do you talk so much
    when you know so little?
Now get ready to face me!
Can you answer
    the questions I ask?
How did I lay the foundation
for the earth?
    Were you there?
Doubtless you know who decided
    its length and width.
What supports the foundation?
Who placed the cornerstone,
    while morning stars sang,
    and angels rejoiced?

When the ocean was born,
    I set its boundaries
and wrapped it in blankets
    of thickest fog.
10 Then I built a wall around it,
    locked the gates, 11 and said,
“Your powerful waves stop here!
    They can go no farther.”

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