Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fringes Of His Ways

Job 26:7-14...  He stretches out the north over empty space. And hangs the world on nothing. He wraps up the waters in His clouds. And the clouds does not brust under them.  He obscures the face of the full moon. And spreads His clouds over it.  He has inscribed a circle on the surface of the waters. At the boundrary of light and darkness. The pillars of heaven tremble.  And are amazed at His rebuke. He quieted the sea with His power. And by His understaning He shattered Rahab. By His breathe the heavens are cleared. His hand has pierced the fleeing serpent. Behold these are the fringes of His ways.  And how faint a word we hear of Him. But His mightly thunder, who can understand.

Several years ago we went through a major series of dramatic events.   During this time I park myself in Job 26:7-14 and God begin the process of healing my disappointed heart.  You see I had my eyes on man and God said, "enough my child."  There are times in our walk with God He wants us to see the fringes of His ways.    Nicole Mullens penned the word from Job 26 and sang these beautiful words..

Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning
Who told the ocean you can only come this far
Who showed the moon where to hide till evening
Whose words alone can catch a falling star

Well I know my Redeemer lives, I know my Redeemer lives
Let all  creation testify, that this life within me cries
I know my Redeemer lives

This very same God that spins things in orbit
He runs to the weary, the worn and the weak
And the same gentle hands that hold me when I’m broken
They conquered death to bring me victory

That the payment for my sin was the precious life he gave
Now He’s alive and there’s an empty grave
And I know my Redeemer, He lives, I know my Redeemer lives
Let all creation testify, let this  life within me cries,

If you have time..stop and soak in the power of Nicole C. Mullen singing: My Redeemer Lives  Whatever you are worried about will drift away as the words fill you.  Blessings.


  1. I don't even know what to say in this comment. I love that song you shared and when one realizes the love and grace from a powerful God Who created everything? Just speechless...Awed...Blessings to you sister.

  2. Rosel it is God who has left you speachless. As I listen to the song I was crawling with goose bumps...Holy Goose Bumps.

    I think I need to park myself in JObs for a while again, I need the encouragment, need His power to cover me, need His grace to wrap around me. How gracious His creating is, how speechless it makes . Blessing my sweet sister.

  3. I hope what I say is not taken wrong: I am not and never have been much of a fan of "black/gospel" music. But THIS song was one I liked. The words and the power of them were like thunder bolts to my soul when I first heard it several years ago. They still do that.

  4. "Surely Your ways are too wonderful for me to know." - "I repent in ashes..."

    I can't hear the word Job and not think of these few verses I've paraphrased form the NIV.

    I too love Job and the descriptions of God's omnipotence and wonder. "The earth declares His majesty."

    Thanks for the reminder, it's beautiful...

  5. We have a wonderful and amazing God. Yes , our redeemer lives and we can rest unto j. Powerful song. And thanks for the visit sister:)

  6. Me too Bill...I think cause it is lifted right off the parchment page. There is very few songs to top it in my book,

  7. Beautiful encouragement! I love that song!

  8. Beautiful encouragement! I love that song!

  9. Hello Betty,

    What a powerful, mighty God we have, huh? Thanks for those word images.

    Your website mentions the Allume conference. have you attended that? Tell me more, if so. :)

    Regarding your comment on my post "Melting an Angry Heart," your lines "Resolved to know nothing more than Christ crucified" really puts all hurts into perspective, doesn't it? Thank you, friend.

    Jennifer Dougan

  10. Back in the late 80s I had a series of heartaches & losses, and found myself meeting with Job often. Never has that book been so much a comfort as it was then. I remember it often.

    The song is a perfect fit!

  11. I am so thankful that God is so much bigger than me. :)

  12. Oh, Betty, I love this portion of Scripture. My heart is leaping with joy at reading it. Glorious is His Word, Majestic is our God!

  13. Eileen I am so glad the post encouraged did me too as I wrote it.

  14. Thanks Floyd for stopping by...I think all of us who have walked a while with the Lord part in Job from time to time. Best parking place I have found.

  15. Jennifer...I run back to I Cor. 2:2 often to remind me what I need to spend my time doing. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings

    Sassy Granny...I love your nick name...makes me want to read what you have to say. Thanks for dropping in.

  16. I am so thankful too Shannon He is bigger then me...but small enough to live within our hearts...those are the words of a song, "How Big Is God".

  17. Diane...I knew you would love this song...I do have a testemony for you...just need to work on it my friend...will email it. Hope all is well with you. Blessings

  18. Great name of your blog, Betty, Wise hearted. I can see how the Lord led you to that valuable place in his word to fill you with his wisdom. Thank you for sharing it.