I am grateful for all these laments, especially for Jesus’ words that let me know that I can be angry, that anger, despair, and even hopelessness are all part of the human condition. Simone Weil writes: “Affliction constrained Christ to implore that he might be spared, to seek consolation from man, to believe he was forsaken by the Father. It forced a just man to cry out against God, a just man as perfect as human nature can be, more so perhaps, if Job is less a historical character than a figure of Christ.”
Jesus and Job called out to God in their affliction, but they never left God, they never stop believing in God’ love; they just didn’t understand.
That’s where I am now, trying to understand, waiting in hope for the resurrection. Thank God the story isn’t over.