Sept 14 – When Bad Things Happen

At the height of his writing career, the eyesight of the great poet John Milton began to fail. A devoted follower of Christ, he did not become bitter. As the darkness closed in on him, Milton, in his sonnet “Blindness”, squarely faced the entire problem of tribulation and resolved to rise above it. The proof of God’s wisdom in allowing this hardship to happen to him may be demonstrated by the fact that after he became blind, Milton produced the great epic, “Paradise Lost.” Perhaps today you are similarly afflicted, have lost a dear loved one recently or maybe you have a serious health problem, or have had a financial setback. Whatever your situation, God’s Word tells us that when Christ is in our lives, we need not despair. When He left this earth, He promised “I will not leave you comfortless,” and He sent the Holy Spirit to indwell believers. Has He allowed your hardship to come to show you your need of Him? Peter urges sufferers to be” Casting all your care upon Him for He cares for you.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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