We’re getting close to the end of our week studying Job. He had to go through a lot of hard things! But because of his faith, not only was he able to get through them, but he was even able to learn some important truths along the way.
What truths can you find scattered throughout the book of Job? Here are some we noticed:
- Trials come to everyone, including the righteous.
Some challenges can come as a result of sin, but we all experience trials—even when we’re living righteously like Job was. It’s part of our earthly experience.
- Jesus Christ knows how to help us.
Even if no one else on earth had ever experienced what Job did, there was one person who understood what he was going through: Jesus Christ. He is the same one who understands what you are going through.
- Even when God is silent, He is still there.
At one point, Job felt like God had deserted him. Joseph Smith also felt like this when he was in Liberty Jail. (See Doctrine and Covenants 121:1–6.) Both of them still turned to God and realized He would strengthen them in their trials.
- All will be made right.
As Elder Dale G. Renlund said, “In the eternities, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will resolve all unfairness. ... They have not revealed how or when. What I do know is that They will.”1
What other treasures of truth and comfort do you find in Job’s experience? The next time life gets really, really hard, let’s try to follow his example of faith!
Adapted from “Navigating Tough Times” by Eric B. Murdock in the August 2022 For the Strength of Youth magazine. [ADD LINK WHEN AVAILABLE]
1. Dale G. Renlund, “Infuriating Unfairness,” general conference, April 2021.