If you have a child or grandchild, you’re watching them count the days until Christmas with great excitement and anticipation. If you’re tired or lonely you may also be counting the days – but for a very different reason. Far beyond waiting for Christmas, waiting is part of our experience as followers of Jesus. And it’s not easy.
Jesus promised His followers two things: trouble – and peace. “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) So trouble should not be a surprise for any of us. Yet many believers struggle to keep your faith when things are bad.
When you lay awake at night, do you ever wonder why you’re here? What’s the point of all this, anyway? You’ve probably heard, “God has a purpose for you.” But how do you find that purpose? How can you become useful in God’s kingdom?