Why does bad things happen to good people? Does God really care about us? In a search to come up with the answers, three reasons for suffering came to light: Satan’s persecution against God’s children; chastisement for our sins; suffer for the Lord Jesus Christ.

God’s love for us is evident throughout the Bible in His many promises. He has promised He would never leave nor forsake us.

Scripture: Job 23:10-11; Psalm 31:9-10; Romans 3:23; 1 John 3:8; Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:12 – 17; Job; Isaiah 24:5; Isaiah 1:2; Hebrews 12:4-8; James 1:12-15; II Timothy 2:12; II Timothy 3:12; Luke 9:23; Isaiah 43:2-3; Matthew 6:10; Proverbs 3:5; Matthew 4:4; Colossians 4:3; Romans 12:12; Jeremiah 31:13; Hebrews 13:5

“Thanksgiving Praise: Gold Out of the Flames” preached by Joy Curtis on November 24th, 2018 at the Mount Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mount Vernon, Washington