SAY WHAT? (What is the passage saying?)
- Job questions God's intent in allowing him to experience the suffering in his life. He asks God if He enjoys oppressing him or if He is condemning him.
- Job falsely jumps to the conclusion that God is out to get him.
- Once again, Job loathes his life and wishes God would take it from him. This sort of desperation indicates the level of suffering Job is experiencing.
- When facing trials, ask, "What can I learn and how can I grow?" rather than "Who did this to me and how can I get out of it?"
- It's easy to assume the worst about God, but remember that God wants the best for you. When you're struggling, try not to assume the worst.
NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)
- In what ways have you learned from times of suffering in your life?
- If you are going through period of trial, what do you think God wishes for you to learn? Try asking him.
- God wants the best for you. Is it difficult for you to believe this? Talk to God honestly about it...