Enduring the Whirlwind: A Prayer

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“Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind” (Job 38:1). This one sentence in Scripture prompted a prayer. Would you like to join in praying…

Father God, when Job found himself in a whirlwind of adversity to the point he wished that he’d never been born, You responded to him face to face.  Your answer to Your righteous servant came in the form of an interrogation, while simultaneously extolling Your awesome might and power to lay the foundations of the earth, enclose the sea, and set boundaries for its roaring waves.

We can almost picture You standing on the outskirts of the universe or peering out the door of the throne room, raising an outstretched hand, as the sea “burst forth from the womb,” saying, “This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt!” (38:11).

Lord Jesus, help us recognize the whirlwind is more valuable than harmful if we can encounter the Triune God in the midst and hear Your voice, revealing Your power and authority over all creation—even the ocean tides and the morning’s dawning!

Holy Spirit, we sense You questioning us even now, “Would you be willing to endure the whirlwind if you could encounter the Father face to face and hear His voice of assurance?” Help us hear Him speaking today…

“I’ve already set the boundaries for the roaring waves of adversity in your life. The morning will dawn again!”