Daily Bible Reading: Job 9

One of the things we see in this chapter is Job’s frustration with not being able to force God to provide an acceptable answer to Job’s questions regarding why Job has suffered as he has. In comparison to God, Job is small and weak. The difference between them is so great that the outcome of any dispute seems preordained.
Like Job, we cannot force God to answer for things we do not like. We cannot force God to give an account for events we find disturbing or painful. How do we respond to this reality? Some choose to believe that since God will not report to them, God simply does not exist. Others choose to shake their fist at God, implying they could not possibly respect or positively relate to a God who does not bow to their wishes. There are many possible responses to this discrepancy between God, (the creator), and us (the ones who have been created).
My response is to recognize the differences between us, the difference between God’s power and mine, the difference between God’s knowledge and mine, the difference between God’s plans and mine. Recognizing those differences, my choice is to trust God in the midst of my lack of understanding.
This is not always easy. Like everyone, I have frustrations and unanswered questions. Even so, my choice is to trust God.
Job 9:3-4,14 NLT
[3] If someone wanted to take God to court, would it be possible to answer him even once in a thousand times? [4] For God is so wise and so mighty. Who has ever challenged him successfully?
[14] “So who am I, that I should try to answer God or even reason with him?