In this chapter, Elihu praised God’s power (v5, 24-30). Although God is all powerful, He does not despise men (v5). God is righteous, He punished the wicked (v6) and gives justice to the afflicted (v6). God has special purpose for people in affliction (v10, 11, 15). That purpose is for them to hear God.
Do you hear God when you are in affliction? When Jesus was on the cross, He spoke to God the father. Our Lord Jesus went through the cross, and set the best example for us to fellow. He knows about affliction, for the sins of the whole world of all times was upon Him. Instead of complaining to God, or being self-pity, why don’t we concentrate in hearing God.