Can You Trust God in Your Pain? Video by Pastor John Piper for Desiring God
In this lab, John Piper clarifies that Job did not suffer because of disobedience. Job did not suffer because of a failure. Job did not suffer because of Satan. Job suffered because God willed it.
Some questions to ask as you read and study Job:
- What are some of the most painful experiences you have had to endure? Was it hard to trust God with your pain?
- Read Job 1:1 and James 5:10–11. How does James summarize the story of Job in his epistle? What does he expect his readers to learn from it?
- How can you grow to trust God with your deepest pain? What would it look like to take steps towards doing so?