Barnabas Piper had a thoughtful post this week exploring the emotional and Biblical realities of God’s sovereignty in a broken world:
A tension exists, polar truths creating a present reality. God is good. It shouldn’t be this way. God is sovereign. Bad things happen.
It reminded me of another Piper who explored the tension of ‘as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing’ earlier this year. God provides for us in many ways, like giving Pastor John a helpful word as we live this reality of suffering and God-centered joy at the same time: