Job 18-19

"How long will you torment me and break me in pieces with words?” (19:2). Job’s “comforters” continued to accuse him of wrongdoing (ch 18), adding frustration and anger on top of his sorrow. Rather than support him, Job’s friends and family avoided him, not wanting to be near him in his grief or get involved in his troubles. “My close friends have forgotten me … All my intimate friends abhor me, and those whom I loved have turned against me” (v14-19). Job was left alone with God.

“For I know that my Redeemer lives … I shall see God” (19:25-26). Our Redeemer lives, and so will we. He has promised to wipe every tear from our eyes (Rev 21:4).