“The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.” –Job 33:4KJV
I think this must be one of the most comforting verses in the whole Bible! I mean, consider who said it! Job!
Of all the crazy things.
Here Job is. Everyone he loves has been taken from or has turned again him. He’s lost all his worldly belongings and his friends are, ahem, comforting him by telling him what a horrible sinner he is.
Yet Job knows what gives his life worth.
And this gives him the confidence to speak.
I may have to hang out with Job more often.
The Spirit of God made Job . . . and you . . . and me.
The very breath of the Almighty has given us life!
When we read in Genesis of Adam’s creation, the Bible tells us, “Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being” (Genesis 2:7). I love that. God Himself breathed life—His very own breath—right into Adam. Such a tender, loving, intimate act—and Job helps us understand that God gave His own breath to each of us as well!
A friend of mine is getting ready to have a baby. We thought it was going to happen today, and it still might, but not quite yet. But it will happen soon. A whole brand new little person is going to enter the world . . . and God will be there! Just think of it!
God loves us that much—and that gives us great worth—even on days when it seems that every aspect of our life is all messed up and that, perhaps, everyone we know has turned against us in some way.
When we feel the deepest, darkest pain, the fact remains, the Spirit of God has created each of us. Almighty God’s own breath has given us life.
Thank You, Father God, Beloved Savior, Spirit of Life, Holy One! You created each of us, and You love us no matter what. When life is painful, we seek solace in You, our strength and our confidence through any storm. All glory to Your Name, forever! We love You! Amen.