As believers, sometimes God places us in a storm, to show us that He’s still in control. So, even when we’re obeying God, we can suffer and we can encounter opposition. That’s because God has some ultimate purposes, which are to teach us to trust Him and to show Himself as sovereign over the circumstances of our lives.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.