The Church: Your Story

from Aug 26, 2014 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

Here’s an excerpt from The Church: Your Story, Joe Holland’s contribution to the August issue of Tabletalk:

Why is this happening to me? What is my purpose in this life? If God is so powerful, then why does He allow me to be treated this way by people who are opposed to Him? Will God ever give me victory over this particular sin?

These are the types of questions that pepper the ordinary Christian life. Christians want an explanation from God for their current suffering and a steadfast promise that their own life will turn out well. Christians know that “for those who love God all things work together for good” (Rom. 8:28), but it is one thing to memorize it in a Scripture memory program and quite another to believe it when life punches you in the gut.

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