This worksheet is used in a Year 8 Christian Studies unit. Studying Job in the Bible helps us understand that everyone has troubles. We face problems, affliction, suffering and hardship. We need strength, endurance and patience. The aim for this unit was to discuss and analyse: Why do people suffer? Are all trials the result of sin committed by the one who suffers? Why does God allow trials, worries, anxieties and difficulties? Should we blame God and turn from Him? Can troubles and suffering actually make us better people? Is it possible to faithfully endure our difficulties? What solutions does the Bible offer to help us endure and overcome our problems, afflictions and hardships?
Author: Simona McMaster and Suzannah Brook
Issue date: 26 May 2010