8 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:
9 On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:
10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
-If you’ve read or heard the story of Job, you know that he was taken about as far down as anyone can go. Here in Job 23 he states that no matter where he looks, he cannot find the Lord. He knows that He is working, but still cannot see Him. This is important because of Job’s statement in verse 10– Job tells us that the Lord knows where Job is. It’s easy enough to declare peace in the presence of the Lord. If we could just get a glimpse of Him we could all walk a great walk. But that’s not the way things work in a dispensation of faith. Job could not trust in the sight of the Lord, because Job couldn’t see the Lord. But it was enough for Job to know that the Lord could still see him. Similarly, our security is not based on our ability to see the Lord, but rather on the Lord’s ability to see us.