In this sermon, Pastor Neil talks about what to do when life is unfair– to trust and rest in His loving arms, regardless of the circumstances. Here are some excerpts:
When life is unfair or just plain hard, God is good. God is loving – and it is because of His great love for us, undeserving sinners that we are, that we are not consumed by His righteous anger. God is merciful and compassionate. “He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities” (Psalm 103:10). God is faithful. “His faithfulness continues through all generations” (Psalm 100:5b).
When life is scary or people let you down, God is trustworthy. He keeps His promises. His character does not change. He will not let go of you. His grace is and will be sufficient for you.
When life changes or threatens to overwhelm you, God. Is. Good. And God. Is. Sovereign. He is still on the throne of the universe. Nothing can ever happen to you that is outside of His sovereign rule. Which means that nothing can ever happen that God does not have the power to redeem. And nothing can ever separate you from His love.
Our VBS children learned this week that when life is unfair or scary or unpredictable or sad or anything else, God is good. No matter what. May we all learn the same. Trust and rest in the goodness of God, knowing that He is able – more than able – to do much more than we could ever ask or think or hope or dream or imagine, because of His power at work in us (Ephesians 3:20).
Do not ever believe that God is not good. Even in the darkest hour of your life. Do not ever believe that He is not sovereign. Or that He is not faithful. Or that He is not able to accomplish what concerns you today or to handle anything that comes your way, for now or eternity.
He is able, faithful, sovereign. He is good. Believe. Hold onto it. And live it.