Job 23:8-12 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him: But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined. Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
Job felt abandoned. He couldnâ€™t find God. He could not feel Him. He had no awareness of Him and couldnâ€™t understand Him. He felt like God was hiding Himself.
Have you ever felt that way? Has it ever seemed that no matter what you did you couldnâ€™t get in touch with God? Have you ever felt that you were left to fend for yourself and God wasnâ€™t there? Have you ever felt that even God was against you?
Job did. But notice what he does. It can be a lesson for us.
He continued to believe that God was there and knew exactly what was going on.
He continued to do right knowing that in the end God would bring him through the trial and that he would have the victory. He also knew that this trial was only making him better.
He kept doing what he knew was right and wouldnâ€™t stop no matter how hard it was or how discouraging it was.
He continued to obey what he knew that God wanted him to do.
He continued to love the Word of God and even in his discouragement made reading, studying, and meditating on the Word of God more important than the food he ate.
Job does get the victory. Now the question is how are you going to deal with all the trauma you are going through? How are you going to deal with the darkest days of your life?
We are given a super good example of what to do in the life of Job!