There Is Suffering: Because Warnings Are Ignored - July 2019

Early in the morning of April 15, 1912, the SS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank, taking with her 1513 passengers.  It was a tragedy that should never have occurred.  The Titanic had received many warnings but failed to heed them all.

As with the Titanic, we are on our maiden voyage (life) and tragedies are often the result of not heeding warning signs.  When we get into bad habits of over or under eating, too much or too little exercise or too little sleep, our body gives signals of pain and discomfort, warning us to change our direction.  Likewise, the soul also sends out warning signs of depression, despondency, bitterness, fear, jealousy, pride - all signals that something is not right in our spiritual life and we need to change course.  Unfortunately, we often ignore these signs of impending danger, thinking we are unsinkable.  

Individually and nationally we set a course that will either sink us or steer us to our destination.  Being a perfect gentleman, God lets us choose our own course in life.  God, also being all-knowing, sees the icebergs that lie ahead of our choices and sends many signals so we can adjust our course.  If we choose to ignore His warnings, we must also take responsibility for the outcome.  God is not to blame for life’s tragedies, but if we call He is always there with a lifeboat ready to rescue us. (See Proverbs 3:5-6).

At Encourage Church we love the Word of God because it is our relevant “Directory” to Life.

Why not join us on Sundays at 10:00am for relatable and applicable messages or attend one of our fortnightly Life Groups where your questions, difficulties and issues about life matter to us.

Pastor Marilyn Hunter