Where Is God When It Hurts?

Troubles, difficult times, hurts, challenges... everyone has them. But why? What do they mean? Why does it seem like God is so far away when troubles come? Let's turn to Scripture and learn where to turn in our times of need.

Psalm 73
2 Corinthians 4:8
Isaiah 55:8-9
Hebrews 12:15
Ecclesiastes 1:12-14
Matthew 5:10-13,7:13-14
Acts 5:40-41

Sermon discussion topics for parents to use with their children:

  • What or who is the proper focus of Scripture?

  • How does this truth affect your understanding of why we go through difficult times?

  • How does Satan work in your hardship?

  • Where does the Psalmist tell us to go when facing trouble?

  • From where do we find meaning in our circumstances?

  • Why does one protect himself from bitterness?

  • How does one protect himself from bitterness?