Job answers Eliphaz with such a picturesque description of his grief and suffering!
You really should read it.
"Does the wild donkey bray over his grass,
Or does the ox low over his fodder? Job 6:5
Just like a hungry donkey can’t stop his cries for food, Job’s cries sprung from his insides. He couldn’t stop them. I haven’t known Job’s grief, but I’ve known that kind of grief. The kind that bursts out. You can’t stop it.
Oh that my grief were actually weighed and laid in the balances together with my calamity! For then it would be heavier than the sand of the seas; Therefore my words have been rash. For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, Their poison my spirit drinks; The terrors of God are arrayed against me. Job 6:2-4
Wow! What a beautiful description of his pain.
For the despairing man there should be kindness from his friend;
So that he does not forsake the fear of the Almighty. Job 6:14
Job didn’t receive kindness from his friends. Grief on top of grief.
But it is still my consolation, And I rejoice in unsparing pain,
That I have not denied the words of the Holy One. Job 6:10
Wow! What a beautiful description of his trust in God. Oh thank you, Lord for putting Job’s life down in black and white for us to read. I’m encouraged by his testimony!
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!