How Can We Trust God When Life is Going Wrong?
Unwavering • 13-Jun-2021
Executive Pastor Terry Feix continued teaching in the book of Job, looking at chapters 36 and 37 where Elihu takes the focus that has been on Job and what could be causing his current trouble, and turns it to God. Elihu doesn’t blame God, but he reminds Job that God is consistently two things: God is all-powerful, and God loves him. Either of those truths on their own would not be comforting. A god that is all powerful without being rooted in love, becomes tyrannical. A god that is full of love yet doesn’t execute power is enabling, and not helpful. But Job’s God, our God, is both equally. God gives meaning to our suffering, is with us through trials, and overcomes the world. We have the advantage of history to know Job is restored and redeemed in the end. That is not only Job’s story. That is our story. Regardless of our current circumstances, God will be victorious. Our suffering, (past, present, and future), is not meaningless. God will use all circumstances for good. Jesus promises we will endure suffering in life, and he serves as proof that God is powerful enough and loves us enough to not let pain and suffering have the last word in our lives, but instead, to give meaning and purpose to that pain, redeem our circumstances, and raise us to new life in victory.
Up Next in Unwavering
The Young and Restless
Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs continued through the book of Job in the Unwavering series. A new voice joins Job, Elihu, son of Barakel the Buzit. Elihu was younger than Job’s friends who had shared their advice and admonitions. He had waited until now to speak out of respect, showing humility. His m...
The Defense Rests
Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs continued through the book of Job in the Unwavering series. Job lived under the law of the Old Testament. If he had broken any of those laws, as his friends had suggested earlier, then he would believe his suffering was justified. But he knew himself to be innocent, and...
The Wisdom of Shared Suffering
Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs continued in our Unwavering sermon series, focusing on Job chapters 29 and 30. Job, after suffering the overwhelming losses in his life and bad advice from friends, takes a searching and fearless personal inventory. He looks back on his life, and then faces his present ...