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Week 24 Bible Reading: Job 38:1–11

Thirty-Five Million Beats

From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise you. - Psalm 71:6

What do you do a hundred thousand times a day and never even think about it? You pump blood with your heartbeat. That adds up to thirty-five million beats in your lifetime by about the time you start sixth grade. Or, to make you even more tired, if you live to be an average age, that heart of yours will have pounded out two and a half billion beats.

Yet as amazing as our heart is, it’s just one example in the natural world of something that’s designed to tell us about our Creator. This is the idea behind the true story of a man named Job.

Broken by some horrible tragedies in his life, Job felt abandoned. When God finally spoke to him, He didn’t tell Job why bad things were happening. Instead, He drew Job’s attention to some natural wonders—telling us about a power far greater than our own (Job 38:1–11). God’s power.

So what can we learn from this hardworking muscle, the heart? The message may be similar to the sound of a thunderstorm or the sight of the constellations in the sky (which God told Job about). The amazing power and creative wisdom of God tell us that we can trust Him for everything in life. Do you trust Him?

Fun Fact

Job 38:31 mentions two constellations: Pleiades and Orion. Pleiades is sometimes called the Seven Sisters. It is one of the most visible star clusters in the sky.

Just You and God

Jesus, I want to trust you with my whole heart. But sometimes I have doubts and fears. I need you to remind me somehow that you care.
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