Blame for suffering
Are people being blamed for their suffering?
Something to think about
Imagine how Job felt when his ‘comforter’ Bildad said this to him about the children he had lost.
Job’s friends are trying to comfort him in his suffering. They listen to him, but they do not seem to fully engage with his pain. Is this why although they often speak true words about God, ultimately they fail to represent God truly?
In effect, Bildad is saying: ‘They got what they deserved.’
How often do those who suffer hear people or society saying, ‘You are getting what you deserve’?