Authorities arrested Pastor Andrew and Norine Brunson in 2016—church-planters in Turkey for more than twenty years—and later accused them with terrorism. They released Norine thirteen days after the arrest, but Andrew remained imprisoned.
“One of the biggest challenges in prison is uncertainty,” Pastor Andrew said. “Maybe I will spend the rest of my life in prison. Maybe they will make a political agreement and get me out. Maybe they won’t.”
Pastor Andrew begged God to rescue him, but also desired to be willing to serve His purposes. “I would pray, ‘Lord, I want to be willing. Help me to be willing to serve Your purposes, even if it means life in prison.’”
Sometimes life feels marked by seasons of uncertainty. And like Pastor Andrew, we want to be willing to serve God’s purposes—but we need His help to be willing.
IS THERE UNCERTAINTY IN YOUR LIFE?
Romans 4 offers us hope.