Job 7 is some pretty intense heart to heart conversation from Job. He is struggling with the situation at hand. He is tired of his plight – and can’t understand what the reason is. He does realize that his time is short in comparison with eternity: “Remember that my life is a breath”. We need to keep in mind that we really do have a short time on this planet and need to make the most of the days. Life is such a minute piece of God’s timeline. We need to keep that perspective.
We also need to realize that we are a rather insignificant part of the story overall – but a very important part of the story where we are involved. God has a specific chapter for our life – He has a very specific plan for us – and Job’s attitude is a bit troubling as he says “I loathe my life”. God has created us in His image. He has a specific purpose for us. We need to realize that we are his. That is tough when the world around us has crumbled. Job is struggling to keep that perspective.
He then pretty much tells God to keep His distance. “Leave me alone, for my days are a breath. What is man, that you make so much of him, and that you set your heart on him, visit him every morning and test him every moment”? Job just wants some peace back. When we deal with evil in our lives – when the pain and suffering becomes too great – we tend to move away from God. We need to remember that the right response is to run to God. He alone can provide us comfort and peace. He alone can deal with our issues. He alone is our God!