“Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands … But now it has come to you, and you are impatient; it touches you, and you are dismayed” (v3-5). Seeing Job’s disasters and total misery, Job’s friend Eliphaz declared that after comforting others during their troubles, now “it’s your turn.” What Job knew second-hand, through others, now he experiences first-hand. Though Eliphaz doubts Job’s strength, Job displays an honest, stubborn faith – one that includes questions and anger and defies expectations.
“Is not your fear of God your confidence?” (v6). God’s unchanging love is our confidence, not only when things go well, but also when our world turns upside-down.