I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You. Job 42:5 (NKJV)

Occasionally a WHY in adversity is met with a swift response from God. But on most occasions, God does not directly give explanations for adversity. To advance in your adversity, you must not dwell or linger too long on why but shift your focus to who— the person of JESUS CHRIST.

R. C. Sproul, in Surprised by Suffering, spoke of Job’s situation:

Job cried out for God to answer his questions. He desperately wanted to know why he was called upon to endure so much suffering. Finally, God answered him out of the whirlwind. But the answer was not what Job expected.

God refused to grant Job a detailed explanation of His reasons for the affliction. The secret counsel of God was not disclosed to Job.

Ultimately, the only answer God gave to Job was a revelation of Himself. It was as if God said to him, “Job, I am your answer.”

Real, solid growth can occur in difficult circumstances when you bow before God and entrust yourself and your problems to Him without demanding a solution.

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