Through The Storm Part 1: You’re Gonna Do What?

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Sermon Notes

We are a month and a half into the world-wide Covid-19 pandemic and there is as of now, no light at the end of the tunnel. We live in a time of dark uncertainty no doubt. Schools, stores, and churches are closed, pro sports seasons have been canceled, the stock market has plummeted into recession, retirement accounts are all but gone, countless jobs have been lost, over 2 million people have been infected, over 100,000 people have died, and as of now there is no cure. And even after its all over with… what will be left when we sift through the rubble? Will our economy ever be able to recover? Will you be able to find a job again? Will your 401k rebound?

I’m not trying to paint too bleak of a picture here… I’m just voicing some of the questions that I think many of us are secretly asking. But the biggest question that many of us are asking is… why?
Why God, why? It’s a fair question. But it’s not the most important question in these times. You see one of the most fundamental teachings of the Christian faith is this idea that God is so much bigger than us that we cannot know all his ways… we can’t always know the why. Isaiah 55:8-9 says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” And I know what you are thinking. So. So what? How does that help me right here, right now! It can seem like an empty cliché… but I assure it’s not. You see the most important question isn’t why? The most important question is… “can you still trust God when you can’t understand the why?” When you can’t figure out what God is doing, or why he’s doing it, when you can’t see him working through the darkness… when you can’t see how this can amount to any good at all… can you still trust him?