I visited my friend Camille's blog, Flowers In His Garden, and was absolutely blown away by her post. As I told her, this message should be preached from every pulpit in America.
Too often today's preachers (some, not all) want to talk about the blessings of God. If you aren't rich, then you don't trust God. If you aren't healed, then you don't trust God. If you didn't get a good parking spot, then you don't trust God enough. HOGWASH!!!
God is good, and He is merciful and He blesses His children. But not always in the ways we would want or would expect. In the Bible those who served Him went through horrible trials. Look at Stephen. Look at Paul. Look at Peter.
Bottom line is this, heaven is real, but SO IS HELL. Preachers have gotten away from preaching on hell, and I do not believe that is a good thing.
Please take a couple of minutes and read Camille's post. I think it will touch your heart as it touched mine. Blessings my friends!!