No, we don’t like it, but pain is a reality. But extreme pain and deep sorrow can be an entirely different matter. We all may go through such times at some point in our lives.
Some may become angry and bitter. Others become confused and withdraw from everyone just to cope with this terrible disaster. Others see God.
“I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes” (Job 42:5-6).
Job’s words seem to indicate a deeper and more personal relationship with God. His tragedy has also brought about a clear sense of repentance as well. His repentance is also dependant on the idea that he now sees God with his eyes.
For those who suffer in humility, God has a plan. He leads them to a deeper relationship and repentance.
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