Job 10-11

"I loathe my life; I will give free utterance to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul” (10:1-2).  In his grief, Job doesn’t hold back, and his friend Zophar is horrified. Like Bildad, he believes that Job must have sinned, and his rantings are making things worse (ch 11).  Zophar and Bildad can’t admit that Job’s suffering has no known cause; they forget that God may act in ways beyond our comprehension.  Job’s bitter complaints, while uncomfortable, are true expressions of his difficult situation and his heart.

We can’t shock God or drive Him away by our emotions.  God delights when we come to him with “truth in the inward being” (Psalm 51:6).