The Prince who brings Peace 1: Surrender your Pain
The Bible is always honest about the fact that God’s people go through hard times, often not knowing why or for how long.
The faith to worship God in the midst of our struggles grows as we learn to lament – to honestly come to God with our doubts, frustrations, sadness and whatever else is going on inside. In this message we connect with generations of Jews who were waiting for God to fulfil ancient promises and with individuals who each had their own personal struggles to contend with. In Jesus, God meets them and us in the midst of our struggles in order to achieve His good purposes for us and through us.
Faith in God helps us to start with lament to find strength and hope as Jesus displaces our struggles at the centre of our lives. Surrendering our pain to Him is often the first step to true peace.