This weekend, in our Can’t Believe series, we’ll be looking at those who “can’t believe” because they feel disappointed with God.
For some of you, this disappointment comes from your life not going “according to plan.” You wanted to be married by now, but you aren’t; You thought you should get the promotion at work, but you didn’t; You had hoped that your kids would turn out one way, but they turned out another.
For many of you, though, you can pinpoint a specific event that has you hurting. You are suffering and grieving and wondering if God is really out there.
The gospel speaks a word of hope to both groups. In times of suffering, we have three options. We can (1) abandon our faith in God, (2) ignore the pain, or (3) allow the pain to drive us deeper into the gospel. Only by allowing the gospel to speak to our deepest hurts will we ever gain the true hope and comfort our souls yearn for.
I want to point you to an excellent resource to help you take the journey of grief with the hope of the gospel. This was put together by Brad Hambrick, the Summit’s head counselor.