Is God Really in Control?
Guest Writer – Adam Noles
THE PEOPLE MOCKING Jesus didn’t know that Jesus staying on the cross was what was best for them and for the rest of humanity.
The fact that Jesus was on that tree was not because God wasn’t powerful enough to take Him down.
It wasn’t because God wasn’t loving enough – in fact, 1 John 3:16 says, “by this we know love: that He laid down his life for us.”
We can look at the cross and say, “If God’s not getting rid of the evil in my life, I can still trust that He’s all-powerful. I can still trust that he’s all-loving…”
Even the Son of God did not have evil removed from his life.
Jesus asked for this cup to pass from Him, and God told him, “No.”
He knows what’s best for us as our Father, and we have to trust him.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).
Green Forest church of Christ, Poplar Bluff, MO.