“Then Job answered the Lord and said, ‘I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know’” (Job 42:1-3).
The reading of scripture reveals neither trouble free saints nor a trouble free Savior. Job aptly describes life: “Man that is born of woman is but a few days and filled with trouble” (Job 14:1). Job wanted answers for the hardships of his life. What God offered in response, however, was himself. Instead of an explanation, God gave Job an experience; an experience that opened his eyes to a greater reality that defies explanation. It was out of this experience, knowing that God was involved and would have the final word, that some sensibility began to emerge from his suffering.