Job 3

“After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth” (v1). As bad as this sounds, Job was simply expressing his despair. He questioned the point of his own life, but he did not do what his wife recommended: “Curse God” (2:9). Job’s integrity meant that he could honestly question everything, express anger, and even regret his own birth, but he did not walk away from God. Job took his grief straight to the only One who did understand.

“I am not at ease, nor am I quiet …” (v26). We don’t have to be quiet in the face of grief or trouble. We can take our emotions and our questions to the One who loves us.