Some reactions to suffering from the Book of Job:
I’m not making this up!
Just make it stop!
I’m innocent – I don’t deserve this!
How can I prove I’m innocent?
Everything is pointless
God is capricious and cruel
God is inaccessible
You’ve already made up your mind about me
God is a bully
God has tricked me!
There are two different gods
Maybe I do deserve it
When you’re dead you’re dead
Why won’t God come and talk to me?
Pull yourself together
Making light of his suffering
I have a word from the Lord for you
If I were you …
You must have some secret sin in your life
This is really God blessing you
God must be right, so just fess up
You’re not a very good Jew/Christian
If God really gave you what you deserve …
Who do you think you are?
Just have faith
God can do what he likes with you
Job 1:1 – 2:10 from the hungry? Lifegroup at St Swithin’s Lincoln.