Psalm 25: 1-10; 1 Peter 3: 18-22; Mark 1: 9-15
February 22, 2015
Last Sunday I talked about mountain-top experiences, those times when we feel especially close to God and to one another. Today we are going to look at valley experiences, those times when hardships hit; when there seems to be darkness all around, when you can't see a way around the roadblocks in front of you, when things look hopeless. That is walking through the valley and, as we walk with God, we are questioning just why this is happening to us. And too often our faith tradition has told us that if things are going badly, we are out of step with God. Today, we are going to look at why troubles may not mean we are out of God's will.