Vs. 1, “My spirit is broken, my days are cut short, the grave awaits me.” As far as Job was aware…he was physically dying and his friends were mocking him! Others were shunning him and Job felt pretty hopeless at this point. But God would not give Job his request for death, for He had something much better for him. Even though Job was depressed, God was still able to see a faith in Job that we would not have been able detect.
Regarding applicaton…Hope. Vs. 15, “where then is my hope? Who can see any hope for me.” In our message today, we talk about “Is Life Fair?”. Even though Job hadn’t done anything directly wrong, sometimes God allows us to go through tough times. But, as Christians we have a hope for a reward in Heaven (Matthew 5:12). Just imagine what our lives would be like if we didn’t have that promise! When we see Job, he didn’t realize things would get better. Often times, God does the same for us. I can remember when all I owned was my beat up car and the items that were in it when I headed out West. I wasn’t sure if I was accepted into Bible College yet. I kept thinking I might have made a horrible decision. But God took that worry and gave me a new life! More importantly, He gave me hope for a future with Him!