Your Sermon - August 26, 2016

If Jesus heals you instantly, praise him. If you are still waiting for healing, trust him. Your suffering is your sermon.

My friend Jim has battled a muscular condition for much of his adult life. The atrophy slurs his speech and impairs his walk. But it does not diminish his faith or erase his smile. One Sunday we had asked church members to park in the back and leave the closest parking spots for guests. When I arrived, I saw Jim. He had parked in the distant corner and was walking toward the sanctuary. We didn’t mean for you to park far away, I wanted to say.

Jim’s life is an example. I pray that God will heal his body. But until he does, God is using Jim to inspire people like me. God will use your struggle to change others. God can use your suffering as your sermon!

From God is With You Every Day