While there is “no reason” for Job’s suffering, God makes the ultimate “lemonade out of lemons” — always responding with grace and opportunity for healing and growth. We would do well to look for signs of this in our “times of trial.” Actually, this lesson from Job is an overarching theme of the entire Bible. Time and time again, God’s people experience difficulty. Sometimes the hardships come as a direct result of being faithful — the chosen one is targeted by enemies. And yet, these heroes and heroines persevere, and something even better comes about — often, a result that blesses a whole community.