“Behold, God does all these … to bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be lighted with the light of life” (v29-30). Well-intentioned Elihu declared many truths to Job, though none spoke to the heart of Job’s situation. God may speak to us through dreams and circumstances to warn us when we stray from His path (v15), but Job had not been falling into sin when disaster struck. Elihu was sincere, but he missed the point.
“God is greater than man” (v12). Even good people like Elihu can make a hard situation worse by trying to “explain” everything. Sometimes, we only know that God is good, and He sees both now and all eternity.