It appears that Job didn’t reply directly to Eliphaz here, he appears to reflect on his physical condition and tried to discover the meaning of his misery.
Job once again wants to speak to God because he’s become increasingly frustrated with trying to reason with his friends.
At this point in time, he believes God would listen to him and what he has to say, he believes that God would at least pay close attention to what he has to say.
Job wants to go before the judgment seat of God, which is something the wicked person would never want to do, Hebrews 4:16. He wants to present his argument to God, and then silently hear God’s response. If he could speak to God, Job believes God would be fair with him and not overpower him.
Job’s problem is that he can’t find God, he’s looked for Him and called for Him. He’s done everything he can to find Him and he can’t.
Job will go in every direction looking for God but without any success. When people suffer in an environment where it seems that they are alone, God is working behind the scenes for their case, Romans 8:28.
The good news is that Job believes he’s valuable to God, and when he is tried, James 1:2-4, he will be found to be as gold, 1 Peter 1:6-9. This is because Job has faithfully walked in God’s path. Just knowing that God knows our troubles and sufferings reassures us that He is working for our case, Hebrews 11:1.
Notice Job’s theology which is correct. He says, God is God and He isn’t going to be forced to do anything by man. Job is admitting that being in the presence of such a powerful God is a little on the intimidating side, it is fearful, Proverbs 9:10.
God didn’t hide His dark mystery from Job but Job was bewildered concerning its presence in his life. He couldn’t understand the extent of his trials and suffering that God had allowed him to go through, but he does understand that God is with him through those trials and sufferings, James 1:12.