So many that I counsel so quickly become disenchanted with God simply because things are not going well with them so I frequently point them to Job’s story. God never promises us happiness in this life and Job is the ultimate example of that. Job suffered so much and for no reason that he could see but he still said “even though he slay me, yet will I trust him” (Job 13:15).
Imagine losing all your children, losing all your belongings, everything you have and then still saying “the Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:21)? I don’t think that I could endure what Job did. Even his friends were of no help because they kept blaming him for all his problems which is what we tend to do as humans. Suffering is not always attributed to unrighteousness and Job’s life lesson shows us that even the godly suffer.