Transcript of audio:
In this week’s first reading, Job reminds us that we all face suffering in our lives. Loss of loved ones, health problems, day to day struggles. How many times have you tossed and turned at night like Job, questioning the reasons for your pain?
Like Job, we may not get the answers we are looking for, but we need to remember that no matter the suffering, God is always present to give us strength and hope. In fact, after we hear about Job in the first reading, the Psalm that follows draws us back to hope. “For He is good…He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds.”
The point is, we can choose to ask God for the strength to help us endure our suffering, or we can turn away from Him in anger. Taking comfort in God and his goodness is undoubtedly the better choice.