Job's Indignation Over His Plight
Many have said, “life doesn't play fair”, which in the case of Job would be an understatement. How many times have we asked the question, “God, where are you", only to realize that God hasn't gone anywhere. We become the subjects of our own demise when we think that God is no longer concerned about us. When trouble comes we assume God is far from us, but that could not be further from the truth. God may often be more involved in our life struggles then we realize. In the case of Job, his indignation over his plight began to wear on him as it would anyone. What seemed to be an easy test becomes an all-out assault on his person. Why God, do these things happen to me? When troubles come, we even question the wisdom of God regarding any part of our relationship with Him. Should I have been born, Lord? Difficulties will take us into very unusual and distressing areas in our minds, even to suggest that God must not know what He is doing at all. Such is the plight of Job when he questions why was he born. In times like these godly counsel doesn't seem to work either, because we are so consumed with the pain and distress of our situation that there appears to be no way out. We must understand that God has given us the strength to meet these challenges and that His light is at the end of our tunnel.
Have you ever asked the Lord, "Why is my life so difficult to understand?" The blessing of the Lord comes in many ways. Our struggles must be looked at as opportunities for God to change or do with us what we would or could not do for ourselves. Keep this in mind the next time you find yourself in a real life desperation. Today's world gives us many opportunities like these mentioned, and we are very much like Job. My prayer for all of us is that we continue to hold God in high esteem and keep Him in the forefront of our minds. God's Word can be trusted, and He will never leave us nor forsake us. He will never give us more than we can handle, and will always give us a way of escape from the wiles of the enemy that seeks to confuse, deceive, and accuse us day and night. Here is good counsel for us to consider,
“But as for me, I would seek God, and to God I would commit my cause. Who does great things, and unsearchable, marvelous things without number” (Job 5:8– 9).