Do the headlines and circumstances of the world sometimes get you down? Do they irritate and frustrate you? From the border debate to the ongoing political wrangling on various other issues, we exasperate easily, don’t we?
My friend Dr. Tim Keller, the former senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, once preached a sermon on “The Christian’s Happiness.” He used Romans 8:28-30 as the basis for his message.
I think his three main takeaway points will encourage anyone regardless of where they find themselves emotionally.
In short, he said there are three reasons a Christian can be joyful:
- Your bad things turn out for good.
- Your good things can never be lost.
- The best is yet to come.
“If you understand what is to come, you can handle anything.”
Do you agree? How do you handle the “slings and arrows” of life that inevitably come your way?