God’s Story For Your Life

God’s Story For Your Life

Job 33:1-33

After listening from the sidelines, a young man named Elihu
eventually steps
into the discussion. He rebukes both Job and his friends for
their distorted
views of God, sin, and suffering.

Not Knowing
“So why are you bringing a charge against him? Why say he does not respond to
people’s complaints?” / (Job

Being informed brings a sense of security. It’s natural to want to know what’s
happening in our lives. Job wanted to
know what was going on and why he was
suffering. In previous chapters, we
sense his frustration.

Elihu claimed to have the answer for Job’s biggest
question, “Why doesn’t God
tell me what is happening?” Elihu told Job that
God was trying to answer him,
but Job was not listening. Elihu misjudged God
on this point. If God were to
answer all our questions, we would not be
adequately tested. What if God had
said, “Job, Satan’s going to test you and
afflict you, but in the end you’ll
be healed and get everything back”? Job’s
greatest test was not the pain; it
was not knowing why he was

Our greatest test may be that we must trust God’s goodness
even though we
don’t understand why our lives are going a certain way. We
must learn to trust
in God, who is good, and not in the goodness of

What questions are you facing today? Have you
considered that perhaps those
questions are part of what God is doing? What
would it take for you to trust
God without knowing the answers to your
questions? Are you willing to get to
that place?

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