Job 38.1-3 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: Who is this who darkens counsel By words without knowledge? Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me.
The questions God had for Job were simply unanswerable and were meant to show Job that he really had no place to demand answers from God. Yet to see this appearance of God to Job only as a rebuke is a grave mistake. God has now appeared to Job. Job’s greatest agony was that he felt God had abandoned him, and now he knew he was not abandoned. To say the least, Job faith in God has been severely tested. Neither he nor his three friends had any clue why Job was suffering. Oh, they sounded very philosophical and convincing. But they were wrong, dead wrong. You see beloved, our fallen human nature instinctively cries out “Why?” when we find ourselves facing unexplainable trials and adversities. God tells us here that the right question is not Why? but Who? Once Job understood who he was (v. 2; 42:3) and who God is (vv. 5-6; etc.), all was well. The ultimate answer to all our questions about evil and suffering is not information but a person: the Lord Himself.
This is a hard lesson for us, isn’t it? It is hard to understand the love and comfort of God towards us when we are riddled with life’s pains and sorrows. But we must always go to the cross of Jesus for the answer to life’s mysteries. There is where The Father and The Son demonstrate their love for us. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. If you are doubting the love of God today, look to the cross of Christ. It was love that kept Him on that cross. Doubt your doubts, not the cross of Jesus. Job was told to observe creation for The Answer to life’s mysteries. The ultimate mystery of life is that The God of creation became a Man to die for sinners in order that we might be brought back into fellowship with God. Jesus is right there with you dear one. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”