Because the world is not submitted to God’s authority, insecurity now invades the multiplicity of choices. But God still desires a relationship with us.
While Job’s counselors judged him according to circumstances, Job judged himself according to God’s Word. Amid accusation, opposition, and suffering, Job rendered judgment based on the words of God’s truth. In Job’s mind, only God could be right. Disappointed by his miserable comforters, Job sought the face of God more desperately.
Hardly can God be understood while being weighed in the balance of our pain. Yet, God in His love uses suffering as a platform to convey the depths of His sovereignty. God will save us. God will sustain us. God will promote our best interest. But His ways are beyond our comprehension. It is through suffering that we learn to rely on Him. Our trials become an example of the sufficiency of Christ.