Part of the difficulty of enduring trials in our lives is not knowing what the end will look like. Because we are suffering, all we can focus on is the pain and difficulty, so we are prone to miss how God could be using our suffering. That’s why it’s healthy for us to look back on our difficulties and see how God used them for good, either displaying His glory, sanctifying us, drawing sinners to repentance or any number of other possibilities. When we see even the smallest glimpse of God’s plan, we are strengthened and encouraged to endure the next round of difficulties that will inevitably arise. Seeing God’s plan helps us know He has one, and it bolsters our trust in Him. May God grant us eyes to see His plan in our past trials and confidence to trust that He has a plan in our current struggles. God has a plan; trust Him!
Sunday at Liberty
- SS: Pastor Rory–Evangelism: God’s Purpose in Evangelism
- AM: Pastor Rory–Genesis 42-45; 50:15-21–Seeing God’s Plan: Joseph & His Brothers, 2 (sermon notes)
- PM: Members’ Meeting