Friday, August 5, 2016

When What You See Is Not What You Get

Sometimes we look at the lives of other people and we get a little (maybe even a lot) resentful. It seems like they have everything we want and yet all those things come to them so easily, while for us, every little good thing in life demands the greatest of efforts.

If that is the way you feel, you’re not alone. A man by the name of Asaph wrote a Psalm about 3000 years ago which starts out pretty much like this:

“God, all my life I’ve been taught that you are good to the people who believe in you, but I’m looking at my life right now and I got to be honest, things sure don’t appear that way!”

The good guys don’t always win. In fact, it seems that the bad guys tend to get ahead more than the good. So what is going on? Isn’t God supposed to be holy and just. If he can’t stand evil, why does he put up with it so much? If God never lets human beings get away with anything, why are so many people getting away with “murder”?

Those are honest questions we’ve all asked. This weekend we’re going to study the answers Asaph came up with in Psalm 73. If you’re dealing with some resentment against God for your life not being the way you think it should be, Psalm 73 is for you.

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.