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.
The Marks of a True Disciple
Are you just a believer in Christ, or are you a disciple of Christ? There is a difference between the two! His last words to the world were not, “Sit around and believe in me.” They were, “Go and make disciples.” But what does a true disciple of Christ actually look like? What does it really mean to follow Him? How do we know if we ourselves are disciples rather than just church-goers? In this series, we’ll explore these questions and more to make sure that we are living out the mission Christ has called us to live.