Running off the RailsStuart Jones Job had been lying in misery for months with open sores all over his body. During this time he bore the grief of seven dead sons and three dead daughters. His wealth vanished in one afternoon. He became repulsive to his wife, loathsome to his brothers and even little children despised him as he lay on the town’s ash heap. The hardships we face in life serve to help us understand our own shortcomings and deficiencies. By relying on God to get us through these times of pain, we come to have real knowledge of God’s will for our lives.