My dad addressed a common question in his sermon today: “Why isn’t God helping me?” Why doesn’t he just take all my problems away? But we are at war. It’s like we are standing in crossfire and asking with a sense of shock and betrayl, “God, why don’t you just make them stop firing at me?” But no! This is the part of the story we’re in! That day is coming, when Jesus returns, but right now it’s a bloody battle. Jesus said, “In this world you will have troubles, but take heart, for I have overcome the world.”