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  • Writer's pictureTrish Perry

Things Too Wonderful for Me: Why me, Lord?

Updated: Mar 2

The universe

I have yet to meet anyone envious of poor Job from the Bible. But his name came up in a recent conversation about the times we slip into the mentality of "Why me, Lord?" Of course, the bottom line in the conversation had to do with Job's ultimate realization: "I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know." (Job 42:3). Certainly the painful losses he experienced weren't "wonderful," yet God's creation is not one of chaos, but of order and beauty. God impressed that truth upon Job so emphatically that Job's renewed hope was unquestionable.

This morning my grandson unknowingly drove home how unfathomable God's control is. He read aloud from an Instagram post about the estimated size of the universe. Astronomers studying the universe's cosmic microwave background can "observe" a sphere of space 13.8 billion light-years away in every direction from Earth. That's observable space. But then they factor in expansion, inflation, and dark energy (yeah, I don't get it either) and come up with an observable universe that is at least seven trillion light-years across.

And God's not even breaking a sweat keeping all of that under His care. No wonder Job was humbled and at peace after he "saw" God. It's not always easy to accept life's trials. But there is peace in embracing that God is not surprised. He loves us. And He is in control.

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May 06

I definitely wanna meet you Upstairs - you have a moxie

which a lotta MEN! dont!!!!

Besides being gorgeous...

Meet me in 7thHeaven, girl;

gotta gobba lotta show you –

d’B.O.M.Ms just the start of

the ⁹°⁹°⁹ exponential pow!er

without the ER.


You’re everything to me -

nthn can compare to you!

You’re everything to God!!!


● ●

Cya soon,




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