Alex Kremer 12-03-2023 // Finding Comfort in the Midst of Suffering; Romans 8:28
While holidays are generally joyous occasions, for many they become times of sadness; a reminder of loved ones no longer with us. This sadness can become more pronounced if loved ones pass around the holiday. Aside from the loss of loved ones, many of us experience other forms of distress; from health issues, to financial troubles including loss of job, to relationship issues, etc. In fact, someone once said, the moment you received Jesus Christ as your Savior, you had a target on your back. Our enemy, Satan, delights in bringing suffering to God's people.
What hope is there for the believer? What does Scripture say about these times of suffering?
In today's teaching, we examine one of the most comforting verses in Scripture, Romans 8:28, which reads, "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).
The questions we will consider as we meditate on this verse are:
What are all things?
How can we be certain these are working to our good?
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. We pray you will find encouragement and comfort through the teaching of God's Word.