Sure Job was pouring out a lot of whine, but who hasn't when they have gone through a lot of heartache. Job had everything taken away from him, wealth, family and health. His misery just seemed to be piling up. Then to have so called friends come to comfort him and what they have said so far has been far from comfort why would he not be whining when he says something. Does his whining mean that Job is a bad person? Certainly not, it just means that he is hurting.
Job was in need of a lot of healing emotionally and physically. He was hurting from the heartbreak of the loss not only of his finances to the loss of his children,to top it off with the extremely painful boils, Job's pain was unbareable. Job chose to deal with the one pain that he could somewhat control and that was the emotional pain. Although saying that God made him bitter is wrong doesn't mean that he sinned. Bitterness is something we choose to stop feeling the emotional hurt, it doesn't heal the hurt just makes us numb to it. Kind of like teething gel it stops the pain for awhile and then you have to reapply it. You have to apply bitterness yourself, God can't make you bitter since it is against His nature which is love. Bitterness can lead to a lot of illnesses as it covers all kinds of negative emotions. These negative emotions aren't gone they are just buried under the bitterness and every once in awhile they will work their way back to the top till more bitterness is applied or they are given over to God for healing. Bitterness gets in the way of healing because it is man's way not God's way.
So how do we get rid of negative emotions and thinking? Like everything else that is bad for us we have to go through a detox. It may not be easy, most detoxes aren't and you might need some tissues as you go along.
Step 1- Get rid of the bitterness. Since it prevents and blocks God from healing, we must let go of the numbing effect of it so we can let God get to the root of the hurt
Step 2- Acknowledge the negative emotion, hurt or thought. It does not make you a bad person to acknowledge that you have this in you life when it pops up.
Step 3- Give it to God. This is the most important step! Having gotten rid of the bitterness it is important that we let go and let God heal it correctly.
Step 4- You are what you think! In Philippians 4:8, we are told what things we need to focus our thoughts on; "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things."
This is something we need to do daily, as it comes up on our journey through this sinful world. The more we walk with God in His Word, in prayer and in fellowship with other, for support, the more we become like Christ. So start your emotional detox today.