Job was wounded from Eliphaz's telling him that he wouldn't be going through this if he was truely blameless. Stating that Job had to have some type of sin in his life for God to be punishing him like that. Job said that his words maybe rash because of his misery. Even animals are quiet when they are happy and full. Job is tell me what I've done wrong because I don't see it.
This so hits home with me. Recently I went in to see my chiropractor, who is a real strict on keeping your blood sugar stable so that the body can work properly. When I went in my immune system was down because I had not been as cautious to keep my blood sugar stable. I have to admit that with the cold freezing weather that we had I ate more comfort foods than I should have. My response how ever went into a defensive stance which doesn't fly with him. It is easy to become defensive when someone points out something in our lives. To stop and think before we respond is hard to do because we want to defend ourselves at all cost rather than admit that there might be something wrong on our part.
However, we have chapter 1 and 2 that tells us that Job is righteous and is going through this trial for a total different reason. Yet as far as Job and his friends know God has turned His back on Job and his friends are trying to guess why. The best thing to do when you are going through the trial is to ask God what do You want me to learn from this? How can I bring You glory in this?