The Bible does not promise us a trouble-free life. Instead, God’s word tells us to expect temptations, trials and tribulations in the life of faith (John 16:33; Acts 14:22; 1 Peter 4:12). But at the same time, we are also to expect the Lord’s presence and help to be with us the whole way through (Psalm 23:4; Psalm 34:17-19; Hebrews 13:5).
By Pastor Glem Melo
Life is hard and painful — that is true! — but we are never without comfort and hope. In all our pains and sufferings, the Bible tells us to look up and cry out to our Creator and Savior, to the One who sent His Son to pay for sins and redeem His sinful creatures. To us, undeserving sinners, our infinitely merciful God offers forgiveness, salvation and covenant provisions. And it’s all because of Christ’s death and sacrifice for us on the cross of Calvary!
Note: This video is the introductory background portion of a message on Genesis 15:7-21 that I preached at Covenant Reformed Church (URCNA) in Carbondale, Pennsylvania. You can watch the rest of the sermon here.