Eugene Peterson writes in his book, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society, “The moment we say no to the world and yes to God all our problems are solved, all our questions answered, all our troubles over. Nothing can disturb the tranquility of the soul at peace with God. Nothing can interfere with the blessed assurance that all is well between me and my Savior. Nothing and no one can upset the enjoyable relationship which has been established by faith in Jesus Christ.
We Christians are among that privileged company of persons who don’t have accidents, who don’t have arguments with our spouses, who aren’t misunderstood by our peers, whose children do not disobey us.
If any of those things should happen — a crushing doubt, a squall of anger, a desperate loneliness, an accident that puts us in the hospital, an argument that puts us in the doghouse, a rebellion that puts us on the defensive, a misunderstanding that puts us in the wrong — it is a sign that something is wrong with our relationship with God. We have, consciously or unconsciously, retracted our yes to God; and God, impatient with our fickle faith, has gone off to take care of someone more deserving of his attention.
Is that what you believe? If it is, I have some incredibly good news for you. You are WRONG.”
Join Pastor Mark as he reminds us that at time we all have to fight to not throw in the towel of what we confess to believe about Christ. That when the anxiety, worry, and fear of our lives strike, we are called to pray Psalm 121 and be reminded of who our Lord is and how he watches over our lives 24/7 both now and for all eternity.