Alex Kremer 04-10-2022 // Where Was God When...?; Romans 8:28
Most of us have experienced loss of one sort or another. This includes the loss of money and possessions, the loss of position or job, or even the loss of friendships and the loss of loved ones. For many, these times of loss, times of suffering, become a true struggle as we try to reconcile the concept of a loving God with the reality of suffering.
During these times, many questions arise. If God is all powerful, all knowing and all loving, why does he not intervene to prevent suffering? How can a loving God allow suffering to exist in the world? Does God even care?
These are real questions which which we must wrestle. Fortunately, Scripture has much to say regarding suffering. As we consider the themes around the central verse of today's lesson, Romans 8:28, "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." (NASB), we find that God is indeed working through suffering to accomplish His purposes. We find there is comfort in a sovereign God. Further, there is great comfort in Jesus' promise to His disciples in Matthew 28:16-20, that all authority is given to Him and that He is present with us always, even to the end of the age.
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. May you be blessed through the teaching of God's Holy Word.