Job 26 (Listen)

26:1 Then Job answered and said:

  “How you have helped him who has no power!
    How you have saved the arm that has no strength!
  How you have counseled him who has no wisdom,
    and plentifully declared sound knowledge!
  With whose help have you uttered words,
    and whose breath has come out from you?
  The dead tremble
    under the waters and their inhabitants.
  Sheol is naked before God,
    and Abaddon has no covering.
  He stretches out the north over the void
    and hangs the earth on nothing.
  He binds up the waters in his thick clouds,
    and the cloud is not split open under them.
  He covers the face of the full moon
    and spreads over it his cloud.
10   He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters
    at the boundary between light and darkness.
11   The pillars of heaven tremble
    and are astounded at his rebuke.
12   By his power he stilled the sea;
    by his understanding he shattered Rahab.
13   By his wind the heavens were made fair;
    his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
14   Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways,
    and how small a whisper do we hear of him!
    But the thunder of his power who can understand?”


He stretches the northern skies over empty space; he hangs the earth on nothing (Job 26:7 CSB).

Job describes God as more powerful and bigger than we can imagine. Our God, who created the earth out of nothing, suspended it in mid-air and told it to stay there with no support, is the same God who is intrinsically involved in the details of our lives. Why wouldn’t we trust Him completely?

Pray it: Father, I confess that my thoughts of you are often too small, forgetting how your power is beyond my comprehension. I praise you that your grace, mercy, and love are also beyond my imagination. Help me remember how great and how good you are! Amen.

Share it: Who is someone you can share a verse or thought from this passage with today?