Began a new series at our church this past Sunday - exploring the theme of pain and suffering in our world. We're looking at the book of Job to discover how he dealt with the incredible pain and suffering in his life. We began by asking a question: "Does God allow suffering?" We said that He does, but that the deeper question that the book of Job probes is "How does a person deeply suffering respond?" That's a more difficult question if you ask me.
Gotta admit - this has been a tough series so far. But love dealing with the true realities of life instead of dancing around the issues.