We live in a world that is broken. We have all experienced loss or suffering at some level. We also live in a culture that requires blame for our loss to be placed on someone or something. If we cannot find blame in the natural world, we will take out our frustration on the supernatural—God. The irony is that too often we blame God by embracing a worldview that denies His existence.
In the New Testament, the apostle Paul expresses this thought: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). That is also the triumphant song of Job, a song of faith in a God who redeems even in our deepest pain and suffering.