Friday, August 30, 2019

Life Shouldn’t Be This Way

We human beings disagree on most everything, but there is one subject about which we are unanimous – there should not be so much pain, suffering and evil in the world. We express our feelings with a heavy sigh and the all too familiar words, “Life shouldn’t be this way.”

Of course, that statement leads to questions such as, “Was there ever a time when life was less difficult? Did something happen to change things? Is there even the possibility that life could be better?” For many, the answers to those questions are summed up this way: “It is what it is. Suck it up and make the best of the life you have.” Others are even more pessimistic. Their view is described by the popular bumper sticker, “Life stinks and then you die.” Cynicism is not a very effective way to deal with difficult times.

Genesis, the first book of the Bible provides the information we need to not only face the pain and suffering we all must confront, but also the ability to overcome it – to be victorious. For the last several weeks we’ve been talking about the foundational truths on which we can build our lives. This week is essential because there is no one who escapes the painful trials of life. You will face them. The question is, “How?” The book of Genesis gives us some rock solid pillars to build on.

Saturday evening worship: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning worship: 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.