If God is in control and if he loves us so much, why is there so much pain and trouble? There are so many innocent people experiencing horrendous heartache. Why doesn’t God stop this evil?
Sermon Text: Psalm 13
My Next Steps
Connect: If you could stop all the evil in the world, wipe out all the pain and suffering, it would seem a no-brainer, right? You’d do it in a second. God could stop all the evil in the world. He could wipe out all pain and suffering in a second. But he doesn’t. Why?
Aha: We have a hard time understanding that, in a fallen world in need of redemption, God uses pain and suffering to accomplish ultimate good.
Treasure: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).
Challenge: Look back on your life and think about a time or two when you really struggled, when life was painful and hard, yet now, in retrospect, you can see that God used that pain to grow you. Share your story of God’s faithfulness with someone.