Wisdom in Agony


4 Sep 2010


Senseless suffering surrounds us.  When agony confronts us – our & others – how can it produce anything but rage against God?  What wisdom can be gained from it?

Job experiences suffering in a way we all hope never strikes us.  Despite being a good & blameless man – his health, wealth, family, reputation & joy are all ripped from him in one moment.  His experience shows us that some suffering is order being hidden.  God has a reason behind it – that Job never learns.  What Job doesn’t learn in a powerful way is that there is only one God – & it isn’t Job.

Job encourages us to see that in the face of agony, the wise life recognises that suffering is the hiddenness of order & actually helps us accept the reality that we aren’t God.

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