If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean; Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me. For he is not a man, as I am, that should answer him, and we should come together in judgment. Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both. Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me: Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me. (Job 9:30-35)
Helplessness is an experience we all face from time to time. Life may overwhelm us like a drowning man, who struggles to keep his head above water, only to find himself engulfed by the waves of life. Life is not always peace; life is also filled with sorrows. This was Job’s experience. He was looking for someone that could help him understand – someone that could make sense out of the seemingly senseless events that were unfolding in his life.
In times of sickness or prolonged pain it is natural for us to doubt, to despair, or become impatient. It is in times like these that we need someone who can understand what we are going through. When we face life with all of its complexities you can be sure that in Christ you will find strength for the journey. (1 Tim. 2:5)