Why is there so much suffering in the world? Many have wondered why there is so much pain and suffering in the world. The revelation and explanation as to why there is so much suffering in the world is found in the book of Job.
Job is a righteous man and a faithful servant of God and that pleases God. Job also is a very rich man. Satan the Devil is not happy about that. So he makes two accusations and then issues a challenge.
Sata accuses God of buying Job’s love by blessing him and protecting him. He accuses Job, unknowinglyto him, that Job is selfish and only serves God because of all the blessings he is receiving and that if the blessings would stop and Job was made to suffer for a while, he would stop serving God and even further, he would curse God.
These accusations and challenge are made in front of many witnesses, millions of angels.
This is a challenge that God cannot refuse to accept as these are serious accusations and in reality affect every servant of God whether in heaven or on earth.
A challenge that we need to seriously think about: would we stop serving God and actually curse God if the blessings would stop for a period of time and we would be suffering?
So Satan was allowed to do his worst to prove his challenge. The only restriction that God placed on Satan was that he could
Job had no idea what had happened and why all the calamities but he was determined to stick by God come what may.
Job stands firm in his love for God and acceptance of whatever comes his way. He continues to be faithful, even though he misunderstood what was happening and actually thinks that his loss and suffering was brought upon him by God.
After a period of time, God helps Job understand the situation and blesses him with double what he had before and also blesses him with ten more children. Job lives a long and satisfying life and finally dies.
All’s well that ends well!
The fascinating book of Job reveals who is the source of our suffering and that our suffering is brief in comparison to the blessed reward of everlasting life. Job proved his undying and unbreakable love and faithfulness to God. The question now is: will we?