Vs. 11, “Why did I not perish at birth, and die as I came from the womb?” Unlike Satan had predicted, Job did not curse God…he was upset at his own existence. It was kind of like George Bailey from “It’s a Wonderful Life”…he thought he was to blame for all that transpired. Basically, Job was wishing he hadn’t been born. His logic was like any of us…if he hadn’t been born none of these things would have happened. As we read along in Job, we realize that he was just frustrated and saddened…just like any of us would have been.
Regarding application…Trouble Will Come. Vs. 25, “What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.” In the Youth Group message today, we were reminded that Jesus told us, “in this world, you will have trouble.” Even though there are many worries and fears…we must still trust in the Lord. Little did Job know that he would honor the Lord and encourage us all by his faith…and I think it’s refreshing to see that Job shows us that he wasn’t perfect in his response. I think I would be more disturbed if he didn’t show any emotion after losing so much. Notice that Job would have his friends there (continuation from chapter two) as he coped with his grief. That’s another great reason why we have the church to help us when trouble comes.