The book of Job reads like a long-winded story that winds through twists and turns like an old Alabama dirt road. Between the “friends” who were speaking words of what they would perceive to be wisdom and Job’s own self-loathing, the reader can find it tough to understand the message that God is trying to send to His children. The bottom line is that Job was struggling with great difficulty and hurt in his life. His children have died and he has lost most of what he had owned.
We learned earlier in the book that this was not Job’s fault. Job was a righteous man who had been righteous in the face of evil. His friends did not understand this and even believed that if Job were to go before the Lord and repent all would be well.
Hear me clearly. There are times in life when we experience difficulty because we live in a broken world. How you respond to these circumstances serves as a testimony to those who are watching. Speak about your struggle. Tell others about your Deliverer. Glorify God even in the darkest places so that light might shine to those around.
In Christ, Bro. Les