So often when I look at Job, I try to to place myself in his shoes. I ask myself what my reaction would be. I can only imagine the deep despair, the sorrow, the cries from his deep soul. How would I ask react to such loss in my life. How would view myself, God and those around me? I think human tendency is find some one to place blame on. It has to be someone’s fault for these severe circumstances. We place our blame on God, on others and on our self. Through it all, Job puts such a heavy burden on himself and the fact that none of this would have happened if never had been born.
We also see that while he is expressing his anguish towards God in his frustration, he has not lost his hope in God, he knows that he can still turn to Him even in the midst of tragedy. One verse stick out to me in the middle of chapter 13 in verse 15, “Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face.” What a bold statement from Job, Job continues to hope in God and still confront Him.
For many, who have dealt with a lot of loss and tragedy we have permission to confront God, to express all of our emotions, pain, and frustration. We can be totally real with God no matter what we are going through. He hears us, He hears our faintest whispers, He hears our loudest cries and He knows the depth of our pain. Like Job, let us, never lose hope in the One that you can turn to in the middle of your crisis. While we see things through the lens of our own perspective at our human level, God sees things from His perspective a supernatural level.
My hope and prayer for any of us who go through tragedy in our life, is that we would not lose hope in God, we not give up but we would keep running to the One who hears our heart’s cry and has a greater perspective than we do on every situation.