It has been that kind of a week. After putting our house on the market, selling it in 4 days, and now awaiting our settlement date I have been optimistic and excited. This week however, changed that. We have less than one month until we close on the sale of our house. I have been counting down the days. Hoping and praying we don’t break too many things between now and then. But it started last weekend.
The drain line in our HVAC system had a clog in it. Two days later our dishwasher bit the dust when the motor stopped working on it. Then my car began to run rough and after diagnosis, needed new spark plugs and wires. To top it all of we found out our well needs a bit of work. The old adage “when it rains, it pours” has been my mantra this entire week. To be honest, I’ve been discouraged, frustrated, and overwhelmed. More than once it has caused me to ask the question: God what are you doing? What are you seeking to teach me? Are you wanting my good?
“I don’t believe God’s perspective of “good” is the same as ours.”Adam McClendon
There have been other circumstances that have caused me to question, lean into, and wrestle with God’s definition of good. It is a real question to which the answer has deeply impactful consequences. Life is full of unexpected difficulties, ones far greater than a broken down car or dishwasher. It is in those moments we often ask the questions, “Is God For Us?“. Adam McClendon seeks to answer that question, but also reshapes how we may think about the question itself.
Suffering is something we all face. When we do it causes us to ask the tough questions, question the standard answers, and seek deeper understanding. How did Adam’s article help you do that? I’d love to hear from you and your thoughts, reactions, or rebuttal’s to the article. As always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day.
Until Next Time,