I can’t count how many times I’ve used the expression, “This world isn’t the way it’s supposed to be.” I’ve often used it in conversations, while processing grief or frustrations with someone going through a difficult experience. I’ve also turned to it a lot in my own mind, similarly trying to make sense out of moments that just didn’t make sense. It’s a statement that on one hand accepts the presence of injustice, wrong, and evil in this world. But on the other hand, it’s also a statement that refuses to accept that life really is supposed to be this way. It accepts the present reality, but it doesn’t quit there. Rather, it fights back with faith and hope, believing that since it isn’t supposed to be this way, we should – we must – resist what is wrong. It accepts that bad things happen, but trusts that God has something far better in His plan than just this present reality. The statement doesn’t necessarily make sense out of senseless things, but it resists that senselessness with a determined faith. It’s a statement that leads beyond the present, and into a confidence that we don’t have to understand all things to trust that God does.
This Sunday at Liberty Hill we’ll be going deeper into our series of “Questions” by examining what may be the most troubling question many of us will face: How can a good God allow evil? Join us at 10:30 AM as together we look to deepen our understanding as well as our faith, trusting that God has the answers we’re looking for.
Pastor Joe Payne