Job is suffering and he cries out to God. He searches for God so that he can plead his case and find relief. But God is silent. When we we are in the midst of a darkness we too cry out to God. Often we also ask the “why?” question. If there is no answer, we feel like the darkness deepens. But even is we do not feel it, God is present. He is always there. Through faith we must trust in and rely on this and soon enough His light and love will break through.
The book of Job reminds us that although there is unjust suffering in our world, the world is still good. It was created by God and He declared it ‘good’. Much has been corrupted since then but good is still present and will one day come to reign absolute again. God yearns for us, His people, to cry out for His presence, to seek Him, to experience a loving relationship with Him.
There are many people who suffer without hope because they do not know the Lord. We must fight to bring His light and love into their lives. There are many who have given up on the God they once knew and are mired in their suffering. We must fight to bring an end to their suffering and to reveal God’s love to them again by being His love ourselves.
Too often God is made invisible to people by the darkness in which they live. As God’s people we must bring justice, grace, mercy, love, and relief to those suffering so that God’s light and love may once again dwell in the hearts of all people. God wants to be made known. To whom will we make Him known today?
Scripture reference: Job 23: 1-9 and 16-17