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He is just

We often question why bad things happen in our lives, and then we sometimes resolve that suffering is a result of sin. But there is another reason. In John 9, Jesus’ disciples asked him why a certain man was blind, and Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him” (John 9:3). 

Life is filled with suffering and being a Christian does not exempt us from that. We struggle to consolidate suffering with God, but we should strive to understand that seasons of hardship are part of a bigger picture, and that God’s plan is at work in our lives. If you understand that God is bigger than your problems, your perspective of God will carry you through. 

Job is a perfect example of this in the Bible. Even though Job lost everything, and he had no answer why bad things were happening to him, he still worshipped God. God places things around you and allows certain things to happen in order to shape your character. All the while, God is looking at your heart: Do you serve Him to not have problems, or despite having problems?  

It was only after Job had experienced suffering that he truly gained understanding and saw God (Job 42:1-6). Job was led out of the season of suffering when his perspective of God was strengthened. Amid hard times, continue to serve and worship God so that His works might be displayed in you.  

This blog comes from the sermon titled “He is Just” by David Grobler