Lecture 1, God in the Wasteland:

The life of a Christian is often characterized by happiness and abundance. God loves to lavish good gifts upon His children, and those who know Him are reminded of His love and faithfulness when they experience His gracious blessings. However, there are other times in the Christian life when believers find themselves to be in a desolate wasteland of hardship and when God may appear to be distant. In this message, Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. introduces the topic of suffering, examining important truths and sharing some of his personal journeys through this spiritual wasteland.