Sovereign Over Suffering

In Sovereign by The Journey Church

– Christian suffering is not senseless, it is sanctifying, and under the sovereignty of God

– Suffering exists

-God exists ≠ Suffering exists

– God exists = Suffering exists

– If God is sovereign over suffering, why does it persist?

– 1. as a consequence of sin

– Suffering should make me hate sin, not God

– 2. as a sanctifying tool in the Refiner’s hand

– Hebrews 5:8

– 2 Corinthians 12:9

– 2 Corinthians 1:3-5, 9

– 3. as a vehicle for a greater joy

– Revelation 21:1-4

– Redeemed Man is better off than pre-fall Man

– Romans 8:18

– Christian suffering is not senseless, it is sanctifying, and under the sovereignty of God