Faith Beyond What is Seen

April 12, 2020 Download: Audio

Hebrews 11:17-23

Anger toward God over life’s setbacks is said to be one of the primary reasons people don’t trust God. Maybe you know someone right now who is angry with God. Maybe you’re angry with God. There are other reasons beyond the virus. A loved one dies young. A prayer goes unanswered. Wrongs go unpunished. Someone steals credit for something you did and is rewarded for it. He is never found out. Your reputation is questioned or even attacked and you can’t identify the source. Friends abandon you. You can’t find a job and you just seem to sink deeper in your hole. Why does God fail to see? Why does God refuse to hear?

Why does God allow such despair? Suffering takes many forms. Your circumstances are unique so it often seems like you’re the only one suffering, which makes it seem all the more unfair. Anger can be exacerbated when you feel like you’ve opened up to God and he has abandoned you. Anger can turn to bitterness and bitterness into hardness. That’s not a place you want to be. What can you do about it? How do you live a life of faith that doesn’t let you down?