Saturday, July 30, 2016

Worship When You’re Hurting

Pain and suffering have a powerful way of discouraging worship. And yet so many of the Psalms are prayers of worship coming from people who are mired in a pit of troubles. This Sunday we’re going to study Psalm 42, a prayer written by a man who was cornered by problems. He didn’t understand why God was allowing so many horrible things to happen, but in spite of it all, he also knew he didn’t have anywhere else to turn.

If you’re going through a challenging period in your life and you feel it difficult to worship and praise God, join us this weekend for one of our services. You’ll find you’re not alone. Believers throughout the ages have struggled with their feelings about God in the midst of suffering. God doesn’t expect us to enjoy the hard times, but he does invite us to trust him to bring us through.

Are you convinced Christ died on the cross for our sins and rose again from the dead? That’s the place to begin. If the Son of God would make that kind of sacrifice for us so that we can spend eternity with him, he is not going to needlessly put us through the ringer of life. Worship the Lord in your pain. In his way, he will begin to help you work through it. And you will be showing your love for him in a way you couldn’t apart from the suffering you are enduring.

Worship Services
Saturday night: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning: 10:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.