Job 12:4 I am as one mocked of his neighbour, Who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: The just upright man is laughed to scorn.
Job’s friends came to see him. I am sure that in their heart they wanted to comfort him but he ends up taking it as being mocked. He feels like they are just judging him and laughing.
It isn’t easy in the middle of a trial or being criticized to keep a great attitude. Job felt helpless already and they compounded the issue.
You can rest assured that days are coming in your life that will confound you. Days are coming when you are going to feel like it is all falling apart. Be ready. Know that temptation is common to man but God always makes a way of escape.
On the other hand learn how to deal with others. Be careful how you talk to someone in the middle of a crisis. Be careful not to try and give all the answers or they will take it like Job did.
You may know but maybe the best time to say it isn’t while they are hurting so much.