At some time, we will all find ourselves in circumstances we are unable to change or control. It might be an incurable disease, financial difficulty, relational trouble, or a prolonged season of discouragement. Whatever the case, during those times we can be tempted to think??as was expressed by Israel--that "my way is hidden from the Lord"(Isaiah 40:27b).
The heartbreaking news of the suicide of Rick and Kay Warren's son Matthew has been followed by, among other things, a public discussion of mental illness. Apparently, Matthew's death was the end of a long battle with bipolar disorder. But before I talk about mental illness, I want to say that we (our family and our church family) are grieving with the Warrens, praying that the Father of mercies and God of all comfort will comfort them in this time of deep, emotional grief. Please join us in continuing to pray for them.