If you’ve ever found yourself in that place of asking the why questions… Why me? Why did this have to happen? Why couldn’t you save him? Then I hope you’ll listen to today’s podcast. David preaches a sermon based on Genesis 39 out of the life of Joseph. The title is, “The Problem with Providence”. If you are familiar with providence then you know it is the idea of God governing all that He has created. We all understand and love providence when we look back after something has worked out and identify all the little things God had to orchestrate for things to have gone the way they did. Often there are too many things for it to be simply coincidence. But what happens when things don’t turn out. Where is providence when I lose a child? Where is providence when I don’t get the job? Where is providence when my spouse leaves me? That’s the problem with providence.
Recently our 4 year old grandson Justus, got terribly ill with some form of encephalitis (an infection of the brain). That storm and the journey that ensued did a lot to inform the message of this sermon. We tell some of the story of our little grandson in this podcast. I hope you’ll listen to today’s podcast episode… “The Problem with Providence.”