I Will Trust You. In Good Times and Bad.

If you were not at Carson’s Chapel yesterday, then you missed a sight to behold. We baptized 31 people! Praise God! Of those 31, 14 of them were children!

God is faithful! The Gospel moves within the hearts of people of all ages. I’m so thankful to be a part of a church that encourages and supports life change!

My prayer for all of those baptized yesterday is that in the good times and in the bad times, they always trust that God loves them and truly has a plan for them. Sometimes it will feel like the plan isn’t what it should be, but God won’t leave you. He can’t leave you.

We can look to Scripture and find a man, Job, who went through trials of many kinds, but he kept his faith in our Almighty God! Job lost his livelihood and his children on the same day. His wife told him to curse God and die. His friends told him that he was being punished because of his sin.

However, Elihu reminded him that God was sovereign. For the Conversation Starter with your kids, please walk through this story with them. You can follow the story by asking these questions:

  • Has something bad ever happened to you? (Parent: tell of a time when something happened to you.)
  • How did you feel when this happened? (Sad, Mad, etc.) (Parent: tell them how you felt.)
  • Do you believe that God is always in charge?
  • Do you believe that God loves you?
  • Do you believe that God is powerful?
  • Well, if God is so loving and so powerful, why do these things happen?
  • Are we supposed to trust God even when bad things happen?
  • Read Job 19:25.
  • To “redeem” means to “buy back.” So, a “Redeemer” is someone who “buys back.” Who is Job’s Redeemer?
  • Who is our Redeemer? (Jesus)
  • Jesus bought us back with his death on the cross. God is so powerful and so loving that he sent Jesus to take the penalty for our sin.

As always, adjust where needed! God bless.