Originally posted by kirksey957
What's your take on the Book of Job?
It is a fascinating book. I think it really portrays the questions of a man in agony.
That said, as humans we often wonder why God allows us to go through painful circumstances. But just because we find it difficult to imagine what reasons God could have does not mean that no such reason exists.
From our finite human perspective, we are often only albe to see a few threads of the great tapestry of life and the will of God. We do not have the full picture. That is why God calls on us to trust him (Heb 11). God sees the full picture and does not make mistakes. He has a reason for allowing painful circumstances to come our way -even if we cannot grasp it.
And let us not forget that even when we encounter suffering, God has the ability as the sovereign Ruler of the universe to bring good out of it.
Sometimes the "good" that God crings out of our suffering involves drawing us closer to him, or brings forth a positive change in our character.
All this said with a view to emphasizing the need for faith in the midst of this world of suffering. God is most assuredly working out his purpose in our midst, and we must trust him!