“If you return to the Almighty you will be built up …(v23). Much of Eliphaz’s advice and comments were true; the problem was that they didn’t really apply to Job. It is true that when we agree with the Almighty, very often peace and good things are the result (v21). However, Job was a righteous man, beloved by God, when suffering and loss struck him. Eliphaz knew a lot about God and His ways, about the Lord being our “gold and precious silver” (v25), yet he was of little comfort to Job.
Scripture tells us to “weep with those who weep” (Rom 12:15). More than explanations, we can be present with those who suffer and lean on God’s comfort.