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Job 7: 16b
Job turns to God and complains about the difficulty of his present experience. He has given up. He thinks he will never see any relief and that he will go on like this to the end. And out of that meaningless suffering and hopeless darkness, he cries out in honest despair.
Have you ever felt that way? Lord, leave me alone. I've had enough! Why are you so intent on making life miserable for me? Why don't you just let me go? Job cries out in baffled bewilderment. Now, even at this point in the book, there are some things that we must constantly remember. One is that we know something about this scene that Job does not know. We are looking at the sufferings we go through. In every time of trial there are two purposes in view: Satan has his purpose, and God has His.
Satan's purpose; to use the priggish, well-intentioned comfort of his friends to irritate his soul; and to the silence of God to assault his spirit and break his faith. But the purpose is to teach you the truth and help him understand God much better. God's truth to answer Satan in the eyes of the principles of the whole universe and to prove him wrong in his philosophy of life. He has what he is doing. As the book of Job unfolds, we will see how this is gradually brought to light.
What is not always because we are sinful. We will know when it is. But if, like Job, you know of nothing you have done that you will have to deal with, it will look after the curtain of struggle.