One thing I’ve been aware of lately is the number of people within ECB who are really suffering. There are family problems, health problems, work problems, financial issues, the list is endless. The truth is life is often full of difficulty, and one of the fundamental questions people ask is ‘Why me?’.I suppose the answer is ‘Why not you?’.
The question of how we handle injustice and strife is an important one. When Peter and I were going through some difficult times Psalm 73 provided some perspective for us. It is a lament written by Asaf, and worth reading prayerfully. He writes:
1 Surely God is good to Israel,
to those who are pure in heart.
2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;
I had nearly lost my foothold.
3 For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.