The Hope of Job
In the Book of Job, we find Job enduring an indefinite period of intense suffering. For Job, worse than the suffering itself is his inability to find any meaning in it. He truly had been a righteous man and couldn’t understand why a righteous God would allow him to suffer so.
Even in the middle of his intense, indefinite, and apparently meaningless suffering, however, Job remains a witness to hope in God. Hope is our joyful confidence, our lively expectation, that the living God will come to us again today with his saving word of truth.