You may find this odd, but one of my favorite verses in the Bible is Job 14:1, “Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble.” I like this verse because God is honest with us; life in this fallen world is full of sin, grief, pain, struggle, and brokenness. Much of this trouble is caused by our own sins and bad decisions, but some of it is caused by the sins and bad decisions of others. Yet, God, in his kindness, offers hope, healing, and victory over the trouble of this world through the powerful work of Jesus and his good news. Jesus says, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
For this reason, we decided to start a Celebrate Recovery ministry at Redemption Hill. We are all sinners in need of grace. We struggle with grief, anxiety, despair, depression, bitterness, lust, pride, and the like. We all stumble and bumble along whether we realize it or not, We all have hurts, habits, and hangups. We all need Jesus because Jesus alone can help.
So to all the sinners, strugglers, and sufferers, come, heal with us, and find life, hope, and help in Jesus Christ.
Justin Compton Lead Pastor, Redemption Hill Baptist Church