Oh, that I knew where I might find Him,
That I might come to His seat!
In Job's extreme sufferings, he cried after the Lord. His longing desire was to see his Father's face again.
God's children run home when the storm comes on. They seek shelter beneath the wings of Jehovah.
But a hypocrite, when afflicted by God, resents the infliction and runs away from God.
Job's desire to commune with God was intensified by his failure of all other sources of consolation. He turned away from his sorry friends. He bids farewell to all his earth-born hopes.
In every trouble we should first seek to realize God's presence with us.
Let us enjoy his smile.
We can then bear our daily cross with a willing heart.