Despair is an understatement to communicate the struggle Job is going through. He has nothing but God and knows that God is allowing this suffering to take place. It is the lowest of lows that we find clarity, purpose and truth. In chapter 13 there is a section of verses that surround verse 15 that get to the heart of Job’s lowest condition. Job is willing to open his heart to God even though he knows his life may end. Job knows that even though it is God who is allowing this, it is God and God alone that can save him.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.