“If only I knew where to find him;
if only I could go to his dwelling!”
Job 23:3 (NIV)
In the opinion of some Christians we should always be smiling, happy, and victorious in our daily walk. There is no doubt that we all wish for such a lovely journey through life.
No one seeks to be miserable unless they have a distorted way of thinking. But is the correct view of the believer’s life a pilgrimage that is all joy and peace and all the negative things of life absent?
Only if you ignore all the stories of God’s people in the Bible can you maintain the theory that life for Christians should always be fun and games.
The verse today describes just how low and desperate Job is in his suffering. He has lost his children, his herds and flocks of animals, he has lost his health, he has lost the comfort of his wife, his friends have attacked him and said lies about him, and now his connection to the Lord has been severed.