When we go through painful times of struggle or suffering, the one thing we want most from God is answers. We think that if He would just explain why He is allowing us to hurt so badly, things would be better. But the truth is, God’s explanations would only raise more questions. Answers are not what we need. Instead, we should pray for a fresh revelation of God’s greatness, because once we catch a glimpse of His greatness and glory, all of life and its struggles will be put into perspective, and we will be able to see that He is indeed in control and He knows what He is doing, even when we don’t understand.
Beyond These Walls
A destructive trend has been taking place in the church over the years. Rather than remaining focused on its mission in the world, the church has become almost totally preoccupied with itself, and now resembles a clubhouse more than a lighthouse. What would happen if the church in America once again got a broken heart for those outside its own walls? What would God do?