I need your help. I know you’ve thought about this. Doesn’t matter how strong your faith is, you wish some things were different.
In fact, you wish God were different.
I’m writing a message series for the summer (or fall) of 2011 called “I Wish”. In it, we’re going to talk honestly about ways we wish God was different, and then try to figure out the reason he’s chosen not to be that way.
Let me give you an example. For years, I have wished God would in the pain and suffering in people’s lives. It’s been a personal prayer in my life at times on my behalf and often on behalf of others.
After years of puzzling over it, it finally dawned on me that while we want a God who rescues us from pain, instead we have a God who enters into it with us. So in the series, we’ll spend a week unpacking that in the series and then move on to the next “I Wish”.
So what do you wish was different about God?
In fact, I’d love for you to comment and then share this post with your friends (whether they go to church or not) and get as many people weighing in on this as possible. I think it will make for an incredible series.
So, finish this sentence:
“I wish God….”