A new beginning awaits us if we let the old/outer man die and allow the new/inner man to rise because it is the inner man that delights in God. Most of us fear death of any kind, literally or figuratively, because we have doubt that there will be life after death. Job lifts up a rhetorical question that reflects his uncertainty about resurrection and restoration. However, Job follows this statement of uncertainty with a declaration of faith and hope. Despite what it looked like, Job resolves to wait in faith for as long as was determined by God until his hope was satisfied. Job expected change; the old to pass and the new to spring forth and was willing to patiently endure to see it.
We have a promise and the blessed assurance that the old will pass and all things will be renewed, if we are in covenant relationships with Christ.
Excerpt from "The Secret of Contentment" by Lisa M. Williams