isn’t an answer.
Philosophy and theology may take us some of the way in salving the wounds, but we know at a deep level they’re not going to take us all the way there.
We need an experience.
An encounter with Love himself.
Job’s friends sympathised and sermonised, but the questions remained unanswered and ultimately his eyes had to see.
The reason we’re going to hold on to hope in the midst of suffering, isn’t just our perseverance and our character.
It’s the very real present experience of the Holy Spirit pouring out love into our hearts.
Pray for those suffering today:
That bang in the middle of their circumstances they’d see and they’d savour, and their hearts would be stupendously soaked.