Job relentlessly asserted his faith in God and came back to it over and over again.
In Job 7, Job cries out in anguish. He speaks directly TO God, using the “you” pronoun. In contrast, Job’s friends never used the divine YOU. They had theologized and talked much about God, but never to God.
Job stops talking to God in chapter 14. After that he only talks about God — he uses “him,” not “you.”
How many church meetings have we been to where we’ve talked about God, not to God? The church needs to be more TO God.
God is OK with us kicking and screaming, with our being angry. This is rare in a politically correct world. But God wants us raw, unfiltered, crude. We don’t need to sugar coat it for Him. We need to keep taking our hearts to God. He wants our honesty and transparency. He wants all our problems.
The silence of God is about us waiting for Him. While we wait, we need to be in communication with Him. We live in a culture where God’s presence seems to be absent. We need to break through and “cry out to God, as Job does in Job 30:20. When we do not cry out, we suffer the absence of God’s presence.
God will never forsake us. He is with us, always.