"But the godless and profane, in heart, heap up anger (at the divine discipline); they do not cry to Him when He binds them with cords of affliction"
This verse struck me.
Have you ever experienced "heaped up anger"? I am most certain I have met many that have. Their whole countenance shows it. They don't even need to speak and it's seen. BUT if they open their mouth it will erase all doubt!
God is wanting His Children to RUN TO HIM with EVERYTHING!
He says "Cast your cares upon ME , for I care for you!"
V16. "God would have allured you out of the mouth of distress into a broad place where there is no situation of perplexity or privation; and that which would be set on your table would be full of fatness"
Your Heavenly Father has compassion.
He wants to make things better.
He perhaps is waiting for you to recognize a trait in your life. Maybe He is wanting you to turn your gripping and complaining to PRAISE?!
Job became filled with judgement and wrath towards God
V21 "take heed, turn not to iniquity, for this (the iniquity of complaining against God) you have chosen rather than (submission in) affliction."
One thing I have learned about birth; it is ALWAYS better to submit to the pain than to brace against it! When I have settled my mind and body that I have indeed entered the birthing process I've found that the process, though painful, will go much better if I "work with it."
So Friend, today if you find yourself in pain, I'm sorry. God is doing a work in you. It's not random.
"He Who began a Good Work in you will be faithful to complete it"!
Lay down your anger and run to Jesus!