This week’s sermon was about comfort through tragedies when there are no answers. For most humans, this is a toughie! When things go horribly, horribly wrong, we shake our fists to the skies and ask “Why God??” Trust me! I’ve had my share of these moments. I really needed this sermon.
Pastor Mark’s sermon was based on the book Job. For those who are unfamiliar with this story, Job was one of the greatest men in the region. Not only was he wealthy but righteous. God set Satan loose on Job. Satan had free reign to do whatever to him except take his life.
I hope you all get comfort out of this sermon as I did.
Title: Is There Any Comfort When There Are No Answers?
Scripture: The Book of Job
Answers seldom give you comfort.
Knowing Him gives you comfort.
It’s part of being human to go through tragedies.
1. Some insights Job gained on the anvil of his experiences.
Job lost everything but his wife.
People who lack insight try to offer comfort through your tragedy but it does not help.
If you going to speak for God, it better be God speaking.
God builds you up and not break you down.
Things Job wrongfully accuses God of:
1. God does not care.
2. God does not control the universe.
The question of all questions: Why God?
2. God responds to Job’s Questions.
How much do we really understand the universe?
God has created a world of depth we will never understand.
3. Job responds to His replies.
Job had a terrific change in heart and mind.
Did God give Job any answers? No.
God overwhelmed Job with His presence.
There is comfort from the reliant character of God.
We have forgotten He loves us and that He ascends all of our troubles.
The greatest comfort to a human being: God has everything under control.
Rest can come to us when we have confidence in God’s character.
The source of comfort is not in our own knowledge but in God’s character.
The greatest comfort is not through answers but by knowing God.