If we’re following God’s will, isn’t our life supposed to be easy, or at least easier?
A friend has cared for her mother and three husbands as they lay dying from terminal illnesses. Of all the people I know, here’s a person who could ask, “Why me, God?” When I think of her, I think of Matthew 25:34–40: Then the King will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, “I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?” The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” God is asking us to be faithful, helping others in need as if they were the Lord Himself. There are many verses in the Bible that indicate each of us is where we are right now for a reason in God’s plan. In The Search, the first e-book in the “God’s Will for the Rest of Us” series, we take a look at the common questions and viewpoints of God’s will and show why some of them lack scriptural basis and lead to confusion. We will also set the stage for the broader study of “God’s will for the rest of us” as the warrior, runner, farmer, and sacrifice.