Job 42:10-13 (click on the link below)
Job suffered much. His friends were not all that helpful in their insistence that he must have done something to deserve such suffering. Even though suffering is pervasive on this fallen earth there is also a mystery to deep pain and sorrow. We wonder about suffering. We want answers like Job did but we do not receive answers for it all.
Job is bold enough to question God and demand answers for his suffering. Throughout the Scriptures, particularly in the Prophets and the Psalms we find faithful people questioning God, getting angry with God, and crying out to God. We can do the same. God can handle it; after all God is God.
Finally, God speaks and Job is silent but Job experiences the greatness of God.
And after that we read Job 42:10-13. After experiencing the awe inspiring greatness and wonder of God, Job prays for the friends who were not much of a comfort to him and asks God to forgive them. The story of Job ends with God blessing him. After all of the troubles and tragedy and hardship and suffering, Job receives blessings. Obviously, God allowed the suffering of Job as God allows suffering to exist in our world.
In the New Testament we find that sorrow and suffering comes before the blessings of Resurrection. The Cross comes before the Crown of Victory. We do not always understand suffering, especially undeserved suffering, but we know that one day God will bring an end to sorrow, suffering, pain, and death. We live in that expectant hope.