Job has lost so much leading up to this chapter. If you recall, his kids have died, he lost all his wealth, and his health starts lacking. All of this happened because the Lord allowed Satan to test Job. Satan attacked Job, and in chapter 3 we see the response Job has to all of this.
Job’s response is something that we might not have expected. Remember in 1:8, God said this about Job, “there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?” But in our chapter, we see Job curse the fact that he was ever born. What God says about Job and what Job does do not match up, and the reason is that Job is lamenting all that he has lost. Job should have turned to God at this point in his life, but instead, he wished he had never been born (v. 11-13).
Often times in our lives, when things get difficult, we act a lot like Job. We don’t regret being born, but we do try and handle things on our own without turning to God first. Job had many reasons to lament and be sad, but he did not seek the one who brings comfort and peace.
What troubling things are going on in your life? Have you prayed and talked to God about it? If not, take time today and ask God to help you through the circumstance in your life.
By: Brice Stockton — Student Ministry Apprentice