“Have you an arm like God, and can you thunder with a voice like his?” (v9). Job realized that all his questions were nothing compared to God’s majesty, and he was struck speechless. “I lay my hand upon my mouth … I will proceed no further” (v4-5). Though Job’s life didn’t make sense from a human viewpoint, in God’s presence he realized that the Creator of all had limitless power and an eternal perspective. Job’s life mattered, but he accepted his humble role in God’s kingdom.
“Behold, I am of small account …” (v4). When we recognize God’s awesome creative power, like Job, we find peace. We are significant, but we’re not in charge of the universe.