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will never apply suffering without purpose. During times one faces suffering, a follower of God,will to Him for guidance and support. As mentioned in lecture 6, Job is the supreme example forsuffering when Satan used him in attempt to prove that God is only loved when He is good.Despite Job losing his children, health, and herd of livestock. Through the struggle of Job,Christians learn that it is crucial to stay strong in faith during the times of facing evil andsuffering when Job stated that “Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him” (Job 13:15).
4.Imagine that a close friend has just suffered through a great personal loss (death of a loved one, natural disaster, disease, job loss, divorce, or a broken relationship) and your friend asks you why God would let such a terrible thing happen. How would you respond to your friend?