We live our lives liking the idea that we know so much. There was once a very good man named Job. He was such a good man that God Himself said, “There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright “ (Job 1:8). The book of Job tells us the story of how this very good man went through a very difficult, and refining, process with God. Job knew in his heart that he had done nothing wrong, nothing to deserve the nightmarish misfortunes described in his life story. Job also knew that if his misfortunes were some kind of punishment from God – it was not fair. It was because Job knew these things, that he called out to God;
“Oh, that I had someone to hear me! I sign now my defense—let the Almighty answer me; let my accuser put His indictment in writing. Surely I would wear it on my shoulder, I would put it on like a crown. I would give him an account of my every step; I would present it to him as to a ruler.” (Job 31: 35-37)
In other words, “God, I know I do not deserve the calamities that have come into my life, and even though I do not know why this is all happening to me, I know I have a good case to present before you.” Does that sound like how you might feel about your life sometimes?