Tough Questions Do Not Have Easy Answers

We met Sunday evening with the youth group at Alsbury Baptist Church in suburban Fort Worth. Kids are my favorite audience, and I enjoyed their questions. Then, just as we were about to wrap up the evening, a hand appeared.

“How do you get there? How do you get from that place of hopeless and nothing matters to the hope you’re talking about?”

It wasn’t an academic question. The inquiry clearly came from a place of deep pain and authentic desperation.

Wow. Anyone got a quick answer for that one?

You don’t, of course, because there’s no “easy button” for that kind of hurt. You don’t dismiss that one with “just trust God and it’ll all be okay.”

The answer is Jesus—in blue jeans and a t-shirt. The answer is people willing to come along, join the journey, share the struggle.

That means, of course, the answer is us. You. Me.

Jesus said, “Take courage. It is I. Don’t be afraid.” Matthew 14:27

He was telling us we didn’t have to live in fear because He’s with us. He asks us to be His hands and feet when people need someone to reach out and touch.

He’s still asking.

Do we tend to offer the easy answer, the quick fix, instead of taking the longer view and walking with someone who’s hurting?

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