September 29, 2019
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. — Romans 8:18-22.
When God looked at His creation in chapter 1 of Genesis, “He saw that it was very good.” It was perfect in every way. It didn’t take long, though, for sin to enter into the picture. This week, Pastor Ben guides us through some challenging questions about suffering… and why God allows it.