The search for answers can be the toughest aspect to suffering. After losing everything, Job in the Bible asks: ‘Why God?’
Perhaps more than any other time in life, suffering makes us feel inadequate. Despite all the advances humanity has made, some things still make no sense at all. What we lack is what the poet in Job 28:1–28 calls ‘wisdom.’
The search for wisdom doesn’t give Job an answer, but takes him to the God who rules all of his creation. Wisdom is knowing who has the answer:
‘The fear of the Lord – that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding’ (Job 28:28).
In Christ, Tory Cayzer.