Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.
Many people think that believing in God protects them from trouble, so when tough situations come they question God’s goodness and justice. There are many instances in the Bible that talk about not giving up on God because He allows us to have bad experiences (think of Job for instance!).
Faith in God does not guarantee personal prosperity, and lack of faith does not guarantee troubles in this life. If this was the case people would believe in God simply to prosper. God is capable of rescuing us from suffering, but He may also allow suffering to come for reasons we cannot understand. It is Satan’s strategy to get us to doubt God at exactly this moment. If we always knew why we were suffering our faith would have no room to grow. In Paul’s words “And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
With love & blessings,